Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 3P64 adult, April 30 2014, Wincentów - Lublin, 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

Breeding bird trapped at the nest. Adult, with limited speckling in iris. Red orbital ring and gape. Faint red on upper mandible; faint black on the upper and lower (cutting edge) mandible. Pink legs.
Deep white tongue on P10 creating almost thayeri pattern (is broken medial band), broad band on P5 broken by white shaft; no black spot on P4. P1-P2 dropped, PMS=2.