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The Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, which has only recently achieved wide recognition as a distinct species. The breeding range is centred around the Mediterranean Sea. In North Africa it is common in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia and increasing in places. Recent breeding has occurred in Libya and Egypt. In the Middle East a few breed in Israel and Syria with larger numbers in Cyprus and Turkey. In Europe there are colonies all along the Mediterranean coast, and also on the Atlantic islands and coasts north to Brittany and west to the Azores.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), Essaouira, Morocco, Africa
Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 135 mm, 1/640 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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