Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)

(last update: May 17 2015)


LBBG rings

lbbg 1cy May
lbbg 1cy June
lbbg 1cy July
lbbg 1cy August
lbbg 1cy September
lbbg 1cy October
lbbg 1cy November
lbbg 1cy December

lbbg 2cy January
lbbg 2cy February
lbbg 2cy Mar-April
lbbg 2cy May
lbbg 2cy June
lbbg 2cy July
lbbg 2cy August
lbbg 2cy September
lbbg 2cy October
lbbg 2cy Nov - Dec

lbbg 3cy Jan-April
lbbg 3cy May
lbbg 3cy June
lbbg 3cy July
lbbg 3cy August
lbbg 3cy September
lbbg 3cy October
lbbg 3cy Nov - Dec

lbbg sub-ad Jan-April
lbbg sub-ad May
lbbg sub-ad June
lbbg sub-ad July
lbbg sub-ad Aug
lbbg sub-ad Sept
lbbg sub-ad Oct
lbbg sub-ad Nov
lbbg sub-ad Dec

lbbg adult January
lbbg adult February
lbbg adult March
lbbg adult April
lbbg adult May
lbbg adult June
lbbg adult July
lbbg adult August
lbbg adult September
lbbg adult October
lbbg adult Nov - Dec

Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii BTO FP-53854 adult, April 26 2004, EMO - Maasvlakte, the Netherlands (51.59N,04.02E). 

An adult ringed in Britain, now breeding in SW Holland. Trapped and ringed in winter, as adult.

GBT FP...53854 Kleine Mantelmeeuw 14-10-2003 56 Quat Goose Ln, Swindon Village, Gloucestershire, GB UK & Ireland - London (British Museum; (GBT) Bird Ringing Centre
GBT FP...53854 Engelse Kleine Mantelmeeuw 26-04-2004 Missouriweg 25, Maasvlakte Rotterdam, Botlek, Zuid-Holland, NL Melding - Muusse Muusse

It's not uncommon to find breeding LBBG wearing foreign rings in the colony. So far the following birds were found:
- Blue colour ringed from S Norway (intermedius).
- Metal ringed from Britain (graellsii).
- Metal ringed from Belgium (graellsii).

For differences on grey tone and brown hue in various LBBG populations, see Barth's research from the 60's.