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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Larus michahellis 1

BBB9140 [Larus michahellis]

Larus michahellis has a lifespan of up to 10 years. The bird in the photo is in its first winter. As it grows, the feathers on its back will become mid-grey and the beak will turn vivid yellow. So will the color of its legs, a fact that gives the bird its English name.
Photographed at Sounio on September 28, 2010

You can use the audio player below to listen to the bird if you like.

recording © Pamela C. Rasmussen
original recording modified by the blogger

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