Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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Larus cachinnans 1CY LIK EN01684 November 16-22 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Metal Kaunas EN01684 (LIK), ringed as pullus on May 27 2007 at Kretuonas, Lithuania (55°14'45" N, 26°04'45" E). Bird from mixed colony "argentatus".

Recoveries:
EN 01684 27-5-2007 Kretuonas pull 55°15'00"  26°05'00"
EN 01684 8-11-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 1cy 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
EN 01684 16-11-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 1cy 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
EN 01684 22-11-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 1cy 52°23'04"  08°46'53"

From mixed colony; but head shape, moult in coverts, and pattern on coverts nicely match cachinnans. Bird in all respects Larus cachinnans.

below: cachinnans 1CY LIK EN01684 November 16 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Left wing one row of LC replaced. Right wing single cocerts randomly replaced.

below: cachinnans 1CY LIK EN01684 November 22 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

With 1CY Herring Gull (right).