Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

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

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Larus cachinnans 6CY-8CY 671P October 2008, September & November 2010, Boulogne-sur-Mer, NW France, Picture: Jean-Michel Sauvage.

Bird trapped at the nest, as breeding adult in a colony called "cachinnans-michahellis" in Poland. When birds are trapped as pullus, subsequent observations have to made to determine species. 671P green seems to be a fine cachinnans when grown up.

Species: LARUS CACHINNANS/MICHAHELLIS (LARUS CACHINNANS/MICHAHELLIS)
Sex, age: NESTLING
Date: 08.06.2003
Place: JANKOWICE,BABICE, MALOPOLSKIE, POLAND
Coordinates: 50°02'N, 19°28'E (PLMP)
Ringer: CZAPLON-GULL, J. BETLEJA

Photographie exceptionnelle car le pontique est un oiseau farouche.
Il est également rare de le voir posé au beau milieu d'un parking.
Boulogne-sur-mer,Pas-de-Calais,Fr le:
18 octobre 2008.
Distance parcourue : 1267 Km.

below: cachinnans 6CY 671P 18 October 2008.

Moult score: P8/-.

below: cachinnans 8CY 671P 11 September 2010.

Moult score: P6/P9. Note missing central greater coverts, exposing secondaries underneath.

below: cachinnans 8CY 671P 10 November 2010.

Moult score: P9/-.