Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)

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Larus cachinnans 2CY & 4CY V8X6 February - March 2008 & January 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark & Simrishamn, Sweden. Picture: Hans Larsson. & Lars Krogh.

Yellow V8X6, ringed in Denmark in winter.

Data:
Metal ring: Copenhagen ...4261906 Colour ring: Yellow V8X6. Age:2y. 
Wing:444 Date: 19-03-2008 
Locality: Kildevældsparken, København, DK06 55.43N-012.34E
Ringer: Kjeld Tommy Pedersen, Mikkel Willemoes
Recovery data 31-03-2008 Yellow V8X6 KILDEVÆLDSPARKEN KØBENHAVN 
DK06 55.43N-012.34E Alive Colour ring read René Rantzau 
Number of recoveries: 1

below: cachinnans 2CY V8X6 February 01 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Picture: Lars Krogh.

Yet to be ringed. Scapulars replaced, few new 2nd gen coverts.

below: cachinnans 2CY V8X6 March 26 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Picture: Lars Krogh.

Ringed. Plumage identical, but scapular moult progresses at slow pace.

below: cachinnans 4CY V8X6 January 21 2010, Simrishamn, Sweden. Picture: Hans Larsson.

Much black on bill and dark patches on greater primary coverts.