Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 2CY 47BH January 22 2012, Jakuševec-Zagreb, Croatia. Picture: ringing team Luka Jurinovic.

Orange 47BH, ringed at Zagreb landfill. Powerful large bird. Note: not much streaking on white head, new grey upper scapulars showing just a dark shaft streak, pale brown-grey tone to plumage, Venetian blind effect on inner primaries, simple pattern on (inner) greater coverts, pale underwing and underparts, broad tail-band of evenly width towards outer rectrices and multiple subterminal bands on outerweb of R6. This bird has the apical spots on outerwebs of inner primaries missing.