Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)

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Larus cachinnans 1CY 671H December 17 2012, Jakuševec-Zagreb, Croatia. Picture: ringing team Luka Jurinovic.

Orange 671H, ringed at Zagreb landfill. Classic cachinnans, rounded head suggests female. Note pale head, Venetian blind effect on inner primaries, (faint) apical spots on outerwebs of inner primaries, and simple pattern on (inner) greater coverts. Overall brown-greyish wash over plumage and broad tail-band of evenly width towards outer rectrices and multiple subterminal bands on outerweb of R6.