Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)

(last update: May 17 2015)

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LBBG rings

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

(2 images) LBBG 2cy, November 26 2000, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.

The upper tertials, three inner median coverts, few lesser coverts have been moulted to third generation grey-brown feathers. Note again the coloration of the bill; a very faint red tinge is visible at the gonys. Second generation primaries have delicate white tips, while P10 shows a very small mirror (more of a tiny spot). A mirror on a second generation P10 is at least not usual, since we have seen only a few individuals (including one colour ringed individual from the Maasvlakte, the Netherlands).