Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 3P68 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. Red orbital ring and gape. No red on upper mandible; faint black on the upper and lower mandible. Pink legs.
Deep white tongue on P10, broad band on P5; no black spot on P4. P1-P2 dropped, PMS=2.