Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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Larus cachinnans 2CY 768H January 13 2013, Jakuševec-Zagreb, Croatia. Picture: ringing team Luka Jurinovic.

Orange 768H, ringed at Zagreb landfill. Exact colours difficult due to muddy condition this ringing date.

Classic bird, with pale head and pale underparts. New grey scapulars showing just a dark shaft streak, pale brown-grey tone to plumage, Venetian blind effect on inner primaries and apical spots on inner primaries, simple pattern on (inner) greater coverts, broad tail-band of evenly width towards outer rectrices and multiple subterminal bands on outerweb of R6.