Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 1CY PKLP October 30 2012, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Yellow PKLP and metal PLG DN-28654; ringed as pullus on May 25 2012 at Kozielno, Paczkow, S-SW Poland, (50°28' N,  16°58' E).

Recoveries:
PKLP 25-5-2012 ZB. Kozielno, Paczkow 50°28'35" N 16°58'54" E
PKLP 30-10-2012 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23' N 08°46' E

In this area are mixed breeding colonies (near Katowice), with far most birds breeding here are cachinnans, but in this area also records of very few michahellis from the south (e.g. ringed female from Italy) and argentatus from eastern Germany are possible (see PDF).

PKLP is classic cachinnans.

Last moulted scapulars are greyish without much pattern. Only single feathers in covert panel replaced.