Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)

(last update: May 17 2015)


LBBG rings

lbbg 1cy May
lbbg 1cy June
lbbg 1cy July
lbbg 1cy August
lbbg 1cy September
lbbg 1cy October
lbbg 1cy November
lbbg 1cy December

lbbg 2cy January
lbbg 2cy February
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
lbbg sub-ad 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

Lesser Black-backed Gull 4CY, July 18 2013, Katwijk, the Netherlands.

Unringed, hence no provenance about origin, but in all respects nice match to local "Dutch intergrade" Lesser Black-backed Gull breeding at Katwijk.

Bird in complete moult: P2/P5 (P3 growing). Black centres on greater primary coverts possible for true adults as well, see known age birds HERE. However, in this individual the greater primary coverts have chocolate brown centres and pale tips, typically for immature birds (see 4CY KUAH). This sub-adult has adult-like P5 pattern (sharp blackish band and white tip) therefore it not likely to be in 3CY; added to this the completely white tail and well demarcated white mirror on P10. Combination of feature typical for 4CY birds.