Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Greg Neubauer
Marcin Przymencki
Albert de Jong
Mars Muusse


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 2CY-4CY XNCD 2013-2015, France & the Netherlands. Picture: Pierre Tillier, Ran Schols & Willy Raitière.

Green XNCD and metal DEH (Hiddensee) EA..181624. Species: Herring Gull (Group) (Larus argent./cachin./michah.)
Ringed as pullus on May 30 2012 at REDDERN (2km NE), Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Brandenburg, Germany (51°42'00"N 014°06'00"E).

This colony is 100 km SE of Berlin and Lausitz holds a mixed colony in the lake. At this location ringing takes place in colonies of mixed species, with Herring, Caspian and Yellow-legged Gull, so identification is not always straight forward. The possibility that juveniles are not a pure bird is therefore not unlikely.

30.05.2012 - REDDERN,Oberspreewald-Lausitz,Brandenburg 51°42'00"N 014°06'00"E
30.10.2012 - DEPONIE POHLSCHE HEIDE, KR. MINDEN-LÜBBECKE 52°23'04"N 008°46'53"E
04.04.2013 - CHAMPTEUSSE-SUR-BACONNE,FR48 (MAINE ET LOIR 47°39'24"N 000°38'27"W
01.08.2013 - DEPONIE POHLSCHE HEIDE, KR. MINDEN-LÜBBECKE 52°23'00"N 008°47'00"E
27.08.2013 - DEPONIE POHLSCHE HEIDE, KR. MINDEN-LÜBBECKE 52°23'00"N 008°47'00"E
14.09.2013 - DEPONIE POHLSCHE HEIDE, KR. MINDEN-LÜBBECKE 52°23'00"N 008°47'00"E
22.05.2014 - SCHINNA: BAGGERSEEN OST, KR. NIENBURG/WESER 52°32'05"N 009°05'52"E
05.07.2014 - grensmaas Limburg, the Netherlands.
27.02.2015 - LES BARRAGES DE L'EAU D'HEURE, CERFONTAINE 50°12'00"N 004°23'00"E
08.11.2015 - HERSTAL,BL24 (LIEGE) 50°40'37"N 005°38'40"E
05.12.2015 - PARMAIN: L'OISE RIVER,FR28 (SEINE-ET-OISE 49°07'15"N 002°12'45"E

below: Larus cachinnans 4CY XNCD December 05 2015, L'Ilse-Adam, France (49°07'15"N 002°12'45"E). Picture: Pierre Tillier.

below: Larus cachinnans 3CY XNCD July 05 2014, grensmaas Limburg, the Netherlands. Picture: Ran Schols.

This green XNCD seems to be a nice cachinnans. Complete moult started: P1-P2 dropped, P3-P10 old 2nd gen with faint mirror on P10.

below: Larus cachinnans 2CY XNCD April 04 2013, CET Champteussé-sur-Baconne, France. Picture: Willy Raitière.

Started the complete moult.