Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 3P32 sub-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. Clearly sub-adult, probably 4CY. Medium white tongue on P10, no mirror on P9, and full band on P5; black on P4. Heavy speckling in iris. Orange orbital ring and yellowish gape. No red on upper mandible; black on both mandibles. Pink-fleshy legs.