Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans P342 2CY-3CY, July 2014 & February 2015, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Picture: Cornelis Fokker & Merijn Loeve.

No data yet, but probably Green P342 and metal (PLG) DN22406, ringed as pullus on May 24 2013 at Kozielno Paczkow Opolskie Poland (50°28'35" N,  16°58'54" E). This is a mixed breeding colony in Poland, with most birds breeding here cachinnans, but in this area also records of very few michahellis are possible (see PDF). P342 obviously classic cachinnans.

below: Larus cachinnans 3CY P342 February 24 2015, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Picture: Merijn Loeve.

No mirror on 2nd gen P10. Very white on head and underparts.

below: Larus cachinnans 2CY P342 July 03 2014, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Picture: Cornelis Fokker.

Bird halfway complete moult, with outer primaries still old juvenile.