Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 1P74 adult, May 19 2013, Wytyckie Lake - Urszulin, 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).

Breeding bird trapped at the nest. Adult, with moderate speckling in iris. Red orbital ring and gape. No red on upper mandible; black on the upper and black on the lower mandible. Pale yellow legs.
Deep white tongue on P10, and single black spots on P5; no black spot on P4. P1-P2 dropped, P1-P2 growing; PMS=4.