Saturday, 16 January 2021
BLACK HEADED GULL (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) adult winter plumage at Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Friday, 15 January 2021
BLACK HEADED GULL (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) adult winter plumage, Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Saturday, 13 April 2019
EUROPEAN HERRING GULL (Larus argentatus ssp. L. a. argenteus) Port Oriel Harbour, Clogherhead, Co. Louth, Ireland
Monday, 12 September 2016
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The Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) is a large gull of the family Laridae which is in the genus Larus. It breeds mainly in the southern half of Western Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. There is a post breeding dispersal of part of the European population to winter in Northwest Europe. It was formerly considered a subspecies of Herring Gull (L. argentatus). The genus name is from Latin Larus meaning gull or other large seabird and the species name honours the zoologist Karl Michahelles.
Two subspecies are generally recognised.