Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)

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Larus cachinnans 3CY PUNV October 08 2012, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Yellow PUNV and metal Kiev (UKK) L-009520; ringed as pullus on June 03 2010, at Cherkasy Kreminchuk reservoir, Ukraine (49,24'00"N 32,09'00"E).

Recoveries:
PUNV 3-6-2010 Kreminchuk Reservoir, Cherkassy O. 49°24'00"  32°09'00"
PUNV 8-10-2012 Deponie Pohlsche Heide 52°23' N 08°46' E

Last vestiges of immaturity found in tail, primary coverts and brown wash on wing-coverts. Note also immature pattern and colour on bill. Complete moult almost finished, P10 still growing; almost complete row of MC replaced again now, in a partial autumn moult.