Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Greg Neubauer
Marcin Przymencki
Albert de Jong
Mars Muusse


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans sub-adult, February 26 2011, Ashdod, Israel. Picture: Amir Ben Dov.

Dark centred primary coverts indicate sub-adult. Probably eastern bird, with much black in wing (9 primaries with black). Or maybe from the Ivanovo Oblast region, where mixed colonies nest in marshes. No indication of long tongue on P10.