Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans hybrid 5CY male 6P60 April 26 2008, Włocławek Reservoir, central Poland. Picture: Grzegorz Neubauer.

5CY backcross hybrid Caspian x Herring Gull, Wloclawek, central Poland, April 26 2008. Mother known as hybrid Caspian x Herring, father as Herring. Ringed as chick in Wloclawek on May 18 2004. This bird is inseparable from Herring: it retains a deep and short bill, short legs, and its bill coloration is intense.