2cy cach at the beginning of 2nd cycle: inner 3 primaries shed

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Picture ID: 1264
Upload: 19.01.2012
Photo date: 09 May 2009
Location: sfantu gheorghe, danube delta
Photographer © lou bertalan
Gallery: cachinnans 2cy january-june
Species: larus cachinnans

poor record shots documenting the start of 2nd cycle:
primary moult has begun - p1-3 are shed (at least in right wing).
male type (note obvious gonys angle);
this bird surely was a very dark bird when fresh juvenile/1st winter if even now in may it has such a dark underwing.
note slim dark "collar" going around the neck.

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