Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Coordinator:
Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)

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Larus cachinnans 1CY 347H November 20 2011, Jakuševec-Zagreb, Croatia. Picture: ringing team Luka Jurinovic.

Orange 347H, ringed at Zagreb landfill. Powerful large bird. Note: not much streaking on head, new grey scapulars showing just a dark shaft streak, pale brown-grey tone to plumage, Venetian blind effect on inner primaries, simple pattern on (inner) greater coverts, apical spots on outerwebs of inner primaries, broad tail-band of evenly width towards outer rectrices and multiple subterminal bands on outerweb of R6.