Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 1CY 452P October 28 2008, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Green ring from Poland. Ringed as pullus green 443P & metal PLG DN-25093 on May 22 2008 in Zwirownia Zakole, Poland (50°02'N, 19°28'E). Zakole = gravel pit, Zwirownia is along the river Oder.

1W cachinnans, classic bird, with all scapulars and innermost GC, several MC, few LLC and single LC replaced in post-juvenile moult; tertials still juvenile. Tertials with white tips, extensive moult in head, neck and flanks. Note replaced tail-feather. Pale underwing.