Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Greg Neubauer
Marcin Przymencki
Albert de Jong
Mars Muusse


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 2CY PHHV March 22 2012, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Yellow PHEN and metal PLG DN-27228; ringed as pullus on May 26 2011 at Kozielno, Paczkow, S-SW Poland, (50°29' N,  16°58' E).

PHHV 26-5-2011 ZB. Kozielno, Paczkow pull 50°29' N 16°58' E
PHHV 22-3-2012 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 2cy 52°23' N 08°46' E

In this area are mixed breeding colonies (near Katowice), with far most birds breeding here are cachinnans, but in this area also records of very few michahellis from the south (e.g. ringed female from Italy) and argentatus from eastern Germany are possible (see PDF). PHHV is classic cachinnans.

All scaps replaced and also coverts included in post-juvenile moult: inner GC, inner MC, inner and central LLC and random some LC. All flight feathers juvenile.