Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

Home

cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans PHVL 3CY-4CY, October 2013 - July 2014, Almere, the Netherlands. Picture: Karel Mauer & Eric Roeland.

Yellow PHVL; ringed as pullus on May 26 2011, at Kozielno Paczkow Opolskie, Poland (50,476598 16,98173).

below: Larus cachinnans PHVL 4CY, July 18 2014, Almere, the Netherlands. Picture: Karel Mauer.

Bird in complete moult: P1-P2 replaced, P3 growing, P4-P5 missing, P6-P10 old 3rd generation. Mirrors on both P9 and P10. Adult-like secondaries with dark centres. Single very small spots in tail. Brown centres on greater primary coverts. Bill not really saturated, but already no black. Slightly paler iris.

below: Larus cachinnans 3CY PHVL November 03 2013, Almere, the Netherlands. Picture: Eric Roeland.

Already pretty adult-like bird.

below: Larus cachinnans 3CY PHVL October 14 2013, Almere, the Netherlands. Picture: Karel Mauer.

Pink bill base and obvious black on bill.