Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Greg Neubauer
Marcin Przymencki
Albert de Jong
Mars Muusse


cachinnans plumages

Larus (vegae) birulai adult, November 26 2013, Kanto, Japan. Picture: Strix Japan.

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Vega Gull with late moult, P6 fully grown and P9-P10 still old by late November, streaked head and dark iris. Birds with vivid yellow legs are considered Birula Gulls. Birula Gull L. vegae birulai inhabit the region from western Yakutia and east to Kolyma delta, while Vega Gull L. vegae breed from east of Kolyma river to Chukchi peninsula.