By Andy Stoddart and Christopher J. McInerny, on behalf of BBRC and BOURC Abstract This paper summarises the taxonomic history, identification, status and distribution of 'Azorean Yellow-legged Gull' Larus michahellis atlantis. It documents the first British records of this taxon, their assessment by BBRC and BOURC, and the subsequent addition of this subspecies to the British List.
Second-calendar-year âAzorean Yellow-legged Gullâ, Sennen, Cornwall, 28th October 2008. The stocky structure with rather broad wings and heavy bill are evident. Even more obvious, however, is the dark âswarthyâ body plumage. Note also the dark underwing-coverts and faint pale inner primary âwindowâ. Martin Elliott