Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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Larus cachinnans 1CY UKK L-002197 October 12-18 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Metal ring from Kiev, Ukraine, L-002197, cachinnans ringed as pullus on May 30 2007 in Lake Svityaz, Shatskiv Distr. Ukraine (51°28'00"N, 23°50'00"E). This is the most north eastern lake and probably visible from the border with Poland (with telescope at least).

Recoveries for UKK L-002197:
L 002197 30-5-2007 Lake Svityaz, Shatskiv Distr. 51°28'00"  23°50'00"
L 002197 12-10-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
L 002197 18-10-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"

below: cachinnans 1CY UKK L-002197 October 12 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Powerful bird, probably male with long pointed bill. By October still very streaked on the head and very 'blochy' on underparts, not really delicate patterns. Also much barring on underwing.

below: cachinnans 1CY UKK L-002197 October 18 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Post-juvenile moult included single feathers in right wing.