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Picture ID: 755
Upload: 27.12.2010
Photo date: 22 August 2009
Location: vadu chituc, black sea coast
Photographer © cristian mihai
Gallery: cachinnans adult basic (jul-dec)
Species: larus cachinnans

moult stage rel. retarded for 3rd decade of august: p5 not even fully grown (or is it p6??), p6 and p7 missing(?), p8-10 old. most upper LC and almost all MC moulted, GC almost completely lacking revealing bases of old secondaries.
iris medium pigmented, head and neck striation more striking than in most adults, especially on nape, black bill marks on both mandibles. bill base ebony coloured.

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