Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 2CY-3CY LIK EN01984 February 2009 & January 2010, Deponie Pohlsche Heide, Germany. Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Metal Kaunas EN01984 (LIK), ringed as pullus on May 26 2008 at Kretuonas, Lithuania (55°14'45" N, 26°04'45" E). Bird from mixed colony "argentatus".

Recoveries:
EN 01984 26-5-2008 Kretuonas pull 55°14'45"  26°04'45"
EN 01984 13-2-2009 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 2cy 52°23'04"  08°46'53" ring left tibia
EN 01984 19-2-2009 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 2cy 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
EN 01984 14-1-2010 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 3cy 52°23'04"  08°46'53"

From mixed colony; but head shape, moult in coverts, and pattern on coverts nicely match cachinnans. Bird in all respects Larus cachinnans.

below: cachinnans 2CY LIK EN01684 February 13 2009, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Left wing 2x LLC replaced.

below: cachinnans 3CY LIK EN01984 January 14 2010, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

With Herring Gulls (right). Upper TT, inner GC and many of the inner and central MC replaced in partial autumn moult.