Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 3P65 adult, April 30 2014, Wincentów - Lublin, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.

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Breeding bird trapped at the nest. Adult, with dense speckling in iris. Orange-red orbital ring and gape. No red on upper mandible; black on the upper and lower mandible. Pink legs with yellow hue.
Medium white tongue on P10 (medial band broader than white tip), broad band on P5 broken by white shaft; no black spot on P4.