Kelp GullLarus dominicanus
23" Once thought to be subspecies of Lesser black-backed Gull but heavier bodied and billed, duller legs and darker above. Similar to Western Gull subspecies wymani, but legs are a dull yellowish green. Adults have black upperparts and wings. The head, underparts, tail and the small areas of wing tips are white. The bill is yellow with a red spot, and the legs are greenish-yellow and become brighter and more yellow during the breeding season. Juveniles have dull legs, black bill, a dark tail band, and an overall grey-brown plumage densely edged whitish, but they quickly change into a pale base to the bill and largely white head and underparts. They take three or four years to attain adult plumage.