Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 3P30 adult, April 25 2014, 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 deep white tongue on P10 (but still medial band broader than tip), and broad band on P5; no black on P4. Limited speckling in iris. Orange-red orbital ring and orange gape. No red on upper mandible. Pink-fleshy legs; faint black on both mandibles.