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

(last update: 28-2-2011)

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lbbg 1cy May
lbbg 1cy June
lbbg 1cy July
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: March - April

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
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG R2PJ April 09 2006, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG R2PX March 19 2006, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG T9RB April 27 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG WC9P March 08 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 1PF April 02 2006, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG FWFK March 04 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG CCV March, April, July 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 0R0 April 16 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 1L4 March 13 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Óscar Frías.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J:Z March 2005 & March 2007, Gijón, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG C:F April 06 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG D:W March 29 2008 Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG M:J March 20 & June 29 2006, Spain & Belgium. Picture: Delfín González & Marc Fasol. Seen again in Belgium, June 2006.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG C+S March 05 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG G+D March, April, May 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 6UF March 25 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG RH8L March 04 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG AJ.AH January-March 2009, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 7 tag March 20 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González. Also seen at Belfast, Ireland.
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LBBG from France:
2cy graellsii
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 107K April 19 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 040N April 02 2006, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González. Also seen as 2cy Dec.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 410K April 22 2010, Pantín, Spain. Picture: Antonio Gutierrez.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 522K April 20 2010, Pantín, Spain. Picture: Antonio Gutierrez.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 916N April 09 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
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LBBG from Belgium:
2cy graellsii "Dutch intergrade"
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG DSAY April 01 2007, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González. Also as 1cy Nov.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG GKAT April 06 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG HGAJ March 08 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG HNAM April 12 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG SYAC March 04 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG TAAG March 25 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG TGAF March 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG BLB L911942 April 24 2010, Espasante, Ortigueira, A Coruña, Spain . Picture: Antonio Gutierrez.
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LBBG from the Netherlands:
2cy graellsii "Dutch intergrade"
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG DH March 08 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG JG April 2008 - March 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: González & Martin.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG KD March 2008 - March 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: González & Martin.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG T5 April 13 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG VC April 13 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 24 April 04 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 40 March 21 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 2J April 18 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG S8 March 29 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG T6 March 30 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG XP March & April 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: González & Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG 3M March 04 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG RT March 11 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG Z7 April 02 2006, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG D5 March 21 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG HZ April 16 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J3 April 16 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo. Also as 4cy in France.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG KJAP March 18 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG E028 March 04 2006, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
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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 H017 April 06 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H082 April 30 2008, Playa de Pantín, Spain. Picture: Antonio Gutierrez. Also as 3cy.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H178 March 29 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H186 March 28 2008, Cedeira, A Coruña, Spain. Picture: Antonio Gutierrez.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H458 April 06 2008 Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H469 April 29 2008, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Picture: Ruud Altenburg.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H513 April 27 2008, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H543 April 13 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H713 April 16 2009, Quarteira, Portugal. Picture: Michael Davis.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H725 April 10 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Miguel Juan.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H759 March 03 2009, Champteussé/Baconne, SW France. Picture: Alain Fosse.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG HN95 March 04 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H134 March 15 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H275 April 08 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H709 April 09 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H891 April 22 2010, Pantín, Spain. Picture: Antonio Gutierrez.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H1E2 March 04 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG H3E2 March 04 2012, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
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LBBG from Denmark:
2cy intermedius
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2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG V049 April 10 - May 10 2009, Madrid, Spain. Pictures: Delfín González & Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG V347 March 15 & April 10 2009, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG VA7Y April 02 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG V4PT March 08 2009, 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 J63A March 07 2009, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J2T9 March 14 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J3EZ March 19 2010, Colmenar Viejo Landfill site, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J8E7 March 28 2009, Alcazar de San Juan landfill, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J5E8 March 29 2009, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J9CE April 02 2008, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J1C1 April 03 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG JZK7 April 09 2010, Pinto, Spain.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J2YZ April 12 2008, Caleta de Vélez, Málaga, Spain. Picture: Miguel Domínguez Santaella.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J0K9 April 12 2008, Alcazar de San Juan landfill, Ciudad Real, Spain. Picture: Gabriel Martín.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG JYY4 April 16 2010, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG J7PV April 20 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Javier Marchamalo.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG JE24 April 01 2007, Pinto, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG JZE2 April 30 2010, Oostende, Belgium. Picture: Roland François.
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LBBG 2cy unringed
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8595.jpg (45180 bytes)LBBG 2cy, April 27 2006, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
LBBG 2cy, April 27 2006, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
lbbg2cy09627.jpg (64061 bytes)LBBG 2cy, April 27 2006, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
lbbgsubad09619.jpg (65378 bytes)LBBG 2cy, April 27 2006, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
2cy LBBG in March. (84697 bytes)LBBG 2cy, March 05 2004, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Picture R. Altenburg.