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Picture ID: 286
Upload: 18.05.2009
Photo date: 09 May 2009
Location: sfantu gheorghe, danube delta
Photographer © lou bertalan
Gallery: cachinnans adult alternate (january-june)
Species: larus cachinnans

flying male caspian. it has the typical wing pattern of most ind. i saw in that day: long all white p10 tip (in this case without broken subterminal mark), assymmetric p9 mirror (larger on outer web), long "bajonetts" on p6-8, solid p5 mark (wider on outer web) and a small mark on the outer web of p4. p1-2 are shed due to beginning primary moult.
note flat crown and dark eyes placed high in the head.

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