Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 1CY UKK T-002446 November 28 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Metal ring Kiev (UKK) T-002446; ringed as pullus on May 24 2007 at Kanev, Cherkassy O., Ukraine (49°46'00"N, 31°28'00"E).

Recoveries:
T 002446 24-5-2007 Kanev, Cherkassy O. 49°46'00"  31°28'00"
T 002446 28-11-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"

2nd gen scapulars have thin dark centre and a greyish base tone. Several inner wing-coverts replaced in post-juvenile moult, but all tertials still juvenile. Note inner primary pattern in last image: bird with brown innerwebs and outerwebs, no obvious venetian blind effect here.