Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 2CY XHEC April 07 2014, Medemblik, the Netherlands. Picture: Fred Visscher.

Data pending, probably ringed as pullus in Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Brandenburg, Germany (51°42'00"N 014°06'00"E) in 2013. This is 100 km SE of Berlin and Lausitz holds a mixed colony in the lake. At this location ringing takes place in colonies of mixed species, with Herring, Caspian and Yellow-legged Gull, so identification is not always straight forward. The possibility that juveniles are not a pure bird is therefore not unlikely.

However, this green XHEC seems to be a nice cachinnans. Probably male.