Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 1CY 678H December 31 2012, Jakuševec-Zagreb, Croatia. Picture: ringing team Luka Jurinovic.

Orange 678H, ringed at Zagreb landfill. Note pale head, Venetian blind effect on inner primaries, and simple pattern on (inner) greater coverts. Faint apical spots on outerwebs of inner primaries, brown-greyish wash over plumage, and broad tail-band of evenly width towards outer rectrices and multiple subterminal bands on outerweb of R6.