Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Greg Neubauer
Marcin Przymencki
Albert de Jong
Mars Muusse


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans adult, June 28 2012, Baku landfill, Azerbaijan. Picture: Chris Gibbins.

Long pale tongue on underside of P10, leaving only very narrow medial band (nonetheless, small black sub-terminal spot on outerweb P10).
Speckling category: 25-50%. Colour of iris: pale yellow.
Red gape and orbital ring. Pinkish legs.
Complete moult: P1/P5, P2 growing. PMS=11. Note that median coverts ahve been shed.