Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans adult PCPV April 20 2011, Kozielno Paczkow Opolskie Poland. Picture Michal Rycak.

Yellow PCPV probably male. Ringed as adult breeding at the nest on April 20 2011, at Kozielno Paczkow Opolskie Poland (50,48333 16,96667). Local breeding colony of 121 nest of large gulls; most (80-90%) cachinnans looking birds. PCPV has a short and high bill, speckled iris, tongue on P10, full band on P5 and small black spot on P4.