Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)

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Larus cachinnans 3CY-8CY PLG DN-03919 January 2006 - November 2011, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E).
Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Metal ring from Poland, PLG DN-03919, cachinnans ringed as pullus on May 15 2004 in Zastow Karczmiski, middle Vistula, Poland (51°17' N, 21°49' E).

Recoveries:
DN 03919 15-5-2004 Zastow Karczmiski 51°17' N 21°49' E
DN 03919 20-1-2006 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 8-6-2006 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 6-8-2006 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 17-11-2006 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 1-12-2006 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 5-2-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 21-2-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 8-3-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 5-12-2007 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 28-11-2008 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 8-1-2011 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 12-1-2011 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"
DN 03919 26-11-2011 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23'04"  08°46'53"

below: cachinnans 3CY PLG DN-03919 January 20 2006, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

2nd generation primaries and many immature coverts.

below: cachinnans 3CY PLG DN-03919 June 08 2006, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Early stage of complete moult in summer.

below: cachinnans 3CY PLG DN-03919 November 17 2006, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

3rd generation primaries and immature greater primary coverts.

below: cachinnans 4CY PLG DN-03919 March 08 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

3rd generation primaries and immature greater primary coverts. Note also brown wash on central tertial and outer GC.

below: cachinnans 4CY PLG DN-03919 December 05 2007, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

4th generation primaries and no immature markings on greater primary coverts. In general adult plumage. Note also decreasing amount of black in wingtip over the years.

below: cachinnans 5CY PLG DN-03919 November 28 2008, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

5th generation primaries. Lower images show this bird performing albatros posture.

below: cachinnans 8CY PLG DN-03919 January 12 2011, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Classic cachinnans, probably female.

below: cachinnans 8CY PLG DN-03919 November 26 2011, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Present again at "die Deponie". Complete moult finished.