Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Greg Neubauer
Marcin Przymencki
Albert de Jong
Mars Muusse


cachinnans plumages

Larus michahellis 2cy G0.41 August 2010, Málaga, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.

Ringing data: black G0.41, ringed as pullus in summer 2009, in the urban colony of Málaga, on a roof very close to the harbour. Probably male. See: G0.41.

Last stage of complete moult: P7 fully grown, no old juvenile primaries left. The plumage is quite different from 2CY Herring Gull (e.g. some clear grey scapulars) but overlaps to
some degree with cachinnans. Best separated using jizz and the pale eye.