nominate Lesser Black-backed Gull (L. f. fuscus)

(last update: 9-11-2009)

Amir Ben Dov (Israel)
Hannu Koskinen (Finland)
Mars Muusse (the Netherlands)

fuscus rings

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Larus fuscus fuscus 1cy (juvenile) CHR6 August 06 2002, Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).

A juvenile fuscus by early August, ringed in Finland CHR6, ringed as pullus at Kanala (61.41N 24.06E). Hand when ringed: 240 mm.
Other birds, ringed at the same location, are CHR2 and CHR5, both present at Tampere in autumn 2002 as well. On average, juvenile fuscus is slightly more contrasting and 'cold' patterned in the upper-parts (as this individual shows) compared to western taxa. This bird has the fringes of the scapulars slightly worn. Note the very dark brown centres of the scapulars and the very dark outer greater coverts in CHR6. After August 11 2002, CHR6 wasn't seen again at Tampere dump despite daily visits, and may have started migration from then on.

CHR2, ringed Kanala (61,41-24,06), on 2002-28-06 by Risto Rivaste.
Records at Tampere: 2002-08-08, 2002-08-10, 2002-08-12, 2002-08-27, 2002-08-31, 2002-08-31, 2002-09-01.

CHR5, ringed Kanala on 2002-28-06.
Records at Tampere: 2002-08-08.

CHR6, ringed Kanala (61,41-24,06), on 2002-28-06.
Records at Tampere: 2002-08-06, 2002-08-07, 2002-08-08,
2002-08-09, 2002-08-10, 2002-08-11.