Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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Larus cachinnans 2CY 773H January 13 2013, Jakuševec-Zagreb, Croatia. Picture: ringing team Luka Jurinovic.

Orange 773H, ringed at Zagreb landfill. Exact colours difficult due to muddy condition this ringing date.

Classic bird, with pale head and pale underparts. 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.