Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 3CY PHXA February-March 2013, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Yellow PHXA and metal PLG DN-27607; ringed as pullus on May 26 2011 at Kozielno, Paczkow, S-SW Poland, (50°29' N,  16°58' E).

Recoveries:
PHXA 26-5-2011 ZB. Kozielno, Paczkow pull 50°29' N 16°58' E
PHXA 27-2-2013 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 3cy 52°23' N 08°46' E
PHXA 16-3-2013 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 3cy 52°23' N 08°46' E
PHXA 21-3-2013 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 3cy 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).

PHXA is classic cachinnans.

below: cachinnans 3CY PHXA February 27 2013, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Very small mirror on ring wing P10 (no mirror on P10 left wing, see last image). MC replaced in partial autumn moult, now more greyish. Small compact bird, maybe female.

below: cachinnans 3CY PHXA March 21 2013, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Herring Gull in foreground probably one year older (4CY) and on the right green ringed 1CY cachinnans from Germany.