Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)

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Larus cachinnans 3P19 adult, April 18-28 2014, Wytyckie Lake & Stara Wieś, 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 3P19 adult, April 18 2014, Wytyckie Lake - Urszulin, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.

Breeding bird trapped at the nest. Adult, with deep tongue on P10, and broken band on P5; no black on outerweb of P4. Dense speckling in iris of left eye (but see next picture). Red orbital ring and orange-red gape. Faint red on upper mandible. No black on the bill. Pink legs.

below: Larus cachinnans 3P19 adult, April 28 2014, Stara Wieś, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.

Less speckling in right eye.