Lesser Black-backed Gull- Kleine Mantelmeeuw (graellsii & intermedius)

(last update: 28-2-2011)

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lbbg 1cy May
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lbbg 1cy August
lbbg 1cy September
lbbg 1cy October
lbbg 1cy Nov - Dec

lbbg 2cy Jan-Febr
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 - Dec

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

second calendar year: January - February

Normally, LBBG do not winter in the Netherlands, but depending on winter conditions some may stay in the most south-western point of our country at Westkapelle, Zeeland. Winter 2000-2001 was very mild so far, and a few tens remained at Westkapelle. Most LBBG present are believed to belong to the race intermedius originating from Denmark to Norway (Vest-Agder).
Nevertheless, some local Dutch graellsii -of the type 'Dutch intergrade'- may stay during winter as well, as Dutch colour-ringed individuals showed in winter 2000/2001 at Westkapelle and IJmuiden, near Amsterdam (see distribution maps for locations).
In many plumages, the on average darker intermedius are hard to distinguish from graellsii with certainty so unringed birds can maybe best called LBBG.
Most present LBBG in January are adults, but some sub-adults, first and second winters can be seen as well.

In spring, the large groups of LBBG that arrive, contain almost no 2cy birds. By March, adults (probably males) are the first to return to the colonies to occupy the best nesting sites. By the end of the month, just a few immature LBBG are seen. Throughout May, most 2cy LBBG can be found in large migrating flocks.

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LBBG from the U.K.: 2cy graellsii
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG R8RJ February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG WB7P February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG WC4F February 14 2007, harbour Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG WC9F February 14 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG RN3N January 13 2013, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG A6YD January 02 2011, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 0H9 January & March 2010, Madrid, Spain. Picture: González & Frías.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1K8 January 06 2010, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González. Also seen in September 2009.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1TF February 26 2011, Malaga, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martin.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG B:H January 21 2007, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG M+Z January 13 2013, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG F:G January 20 2008, Pantín, Spain. Picture: Antonio Gutierrez.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG AJ.AH January-March 2009, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG DD.DC January 04 2013, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
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LBBG from France: 2cy graellsii
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 015K January 04 2007, La Séguinière, W France. Picture: Alain Fosse.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 263N February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 308N February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 330N February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 338N February 14 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 420N February 12 2007, harbour Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 450N January 30 2008, Cedeira, Spain. Picture: Antonio Gutierrez.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 588N February 14 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
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LBBG from Belgium: 2cy graellsii "Dutch intergrade"
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG DVAG February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG DWAK February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG GNAN February 23 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG GYAF February 23 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG NFAZ February 26 2011, Malaga, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martin.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG TCAC 1cy-2cy, December 2011 - February 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG URAR January 12 2013, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
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LBBG from the Netherlands: 2cy graellsii "Dutch intergrade"
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG TE February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG TW February 12 2007, harbour Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG YZ February 23 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 41 February 25 2007, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 67 January 05 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 82 January 01 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 8C February 08 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González. Also as 3cy.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG P6 February 28 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG S2 February 17 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González. Also see in Sept 2008.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG ZK February 07 2006, NE Spain. Picture: Chris Gibbins.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG S4 February 07 2010, Tarragona, Spain. Picture: Albert Cama Torrell.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG KHAV February 28 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG PCAX February 14 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG PCCU February 12 2007, harbour Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG YADY February 28 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 5.412.154 February 10-18 2004, IJmuiden, the Netherlands (52.27N,04.33E).
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LBBG ringed in winter: 2cy graellsii
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG N369 February 07 2006, NE Spain. Picture: Chris Gibbins.
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LBBG from the N Germany:
2cy transition graellsii - intermedius
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG Hxxx February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H057 February 03 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H077 January 26 - February 03 2009, Champteussé-sur-Baconne, SW France. Picture: Alain Fosse.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H490 February 25 2008, La Séguinière, SW France. Picture: Alain Fosse.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H585 February 23 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H66A February 18 2007, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H99K February 14 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H150 Jnauary 11 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H210 February 03 2009, Champteussé-sur-Baconne, SW France. Picture: Alain Fosse.
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LBBG from Denmark: 2cy intermedius
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG V023 January 11 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG V797 January 03 2010, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
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LBBG from S. Norway: 2cy intermedius
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J2HJ February 23 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J25L February 23 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG JR5X January 13 2013, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG JP76 February 16 2007, Anza-Agadir, Morocco. Picture: Morten Helberg.