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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by the American author, Richard Bach, is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight.

Here in Mallorca we find ten different kinds of seagulls of the Laridae family, at least we do in the Parc Natural de s’Albufera de Mallorca, in the north of the island. The gull species found there are the Larus melanocephalus, the Larus minutus, the Larus ridibundus, the Larus genei, the Larus audouinii, the Larus canus, the Larus fuscus, the Larus michahellis, the Larus argentatus, and the Larus marinus.

The gull in my photo may be of the Larus audouinii species (Audouin’s Gull), but more likely it is a Larus canus (Common Gull). I don’t quite think it is a Larus michahellis (Yellow-legged Gull), but I am not really sure. Help me, should you happen to know.

My brief encounter with this seagull was at the beach in Cala Pí de la Posada; the waters are those in the Badia de Pollença; the mountains in the distance are those on the Península de la Victòria.

The photo was taken on the Península de Formentor, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: February 14th, 2009. The time was 15:33:56.

5 replies »

  1. Hi, it seems to me that it’s a Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis). That’s the most common gull in most of the Mediterranean. Your bird seems to be a typical adult with all the markers of the species. Audouin’s Gull would have a very dark-seeming bill and lighter wings. Mew Gull or Common Gull, which occurs in the Mediterranean in winter, looks different and has yellow bill.

  2. Hi. I’m so happy to find you. I’m Korean and I really really like this photo of Jonathan.
    for that reason, I’ve been finding who took that pic. So, If you don’t mind, can I get that pic in high pixel photo? 1650×1050 size. I’m so thank you if you answer me by E-mail.
    really thank your nice photo. thanks. bye.

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