Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)

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Larus cachinnans 1P09 adult, May 14 2013 & September 25 2013, Wytyckie Lake - Urszulin & Stara Wies landfill, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.

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For 2012, breeding location of 150 pairs cachinnans, of which 54 adults ringed and 158 pulli in 2012 (pers comm. Łukasz Bednarz).

below: Larus cachinnans 1P09 adult, May 14 2013, Wytyckie Lake - Urszulin, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.

Breeding bird trapped at the nest. Adult, with dense speckling in iris. Red orbital ring and gape. No red on upper mandible; faint black on the upper and faint black on the lower mandible. Pale yellow legs.
Deep white tongue on P10, and full band on P5; very small black spot on P4. P1 still present, PMS=0.

below: Larus cachinnans 1P09 adult, September 25 2013, Stara Wies landfill, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.

Obvious dark on ear-coverts and crown.