Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 1P21 adult, May 2013 & April 2014, Wytyckie Lake & April 2014, Łęczna landfill, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.

Please visit Łukasz's BLOG for beautiful drawings and up-to-date gull news from eastern Poland: Wildlife art and illustration

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

Larus cachinnans 1P21 adult, May 15 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. Red on upper mandible; faint black on the upper and faint black on the lower mandible. Yellow legs.
Deep white tongue on P10, and broken band on P5; no black spot on P4. P1 dropped; PMS=1.

below: Larus cachinnans 1P21 adult, April 14 2014, Łęczna landfill, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz.

Please visit Łukasz's BLOG for beautiful drawings and up-to-date gull news from eastern Poland: Wildlife art and illustration

Caspian Gull from the Wytyckie Lake, here at the landfill near Łęczna.

below: Larus cachinnans 1P21 adult, April 29 2014, Wytyckie Lake - Urszulin, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.