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

(last update: 10-11-2009)

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

fuscus rings

fuscus 1cy July
fuscus 1cy Aug
fuscus 1cy Sept
fuscus 1cy Oct
fuscus 1cy Nov
fuscus 1cy Dec

fuscus 2cy Jan
fuscus 2cy Feb
fuscus 2cy March
fuscus 2cy April
fuscus 2cy May
fuscus 2cy June
fuscus 2cy July
fuscus 2cy Aug
fuscus 2cy Sept
fuscus 2cy Oct
fuscus 2cy Nov

fuscus 2cy Dec

fuscus 3cy Jan
fuscus 3cy Feb
fuscus 3cy March
fuscus 3cy April
fuscus 3cy May
fuscus 3cy June
fuscus 3cy July
fuscus 3cy August

fuscus 3cy Sept

fuscus 3cy October
fuscus 3cy Nov
fuscus 3cy Dec

fuscus 4cy Jan
fuscus 4cy Feb
fuscus 4cy March
fuscus 4cy April
fuscus 4cy May
fuscus 4cy June
fuscus 4cy July
fuscus 4cy Aug
fuscus 4cy Sept

fuscus 4cy Oct
fuscus 4cy Nov
fuscus 4cy Dec

fuscus ad Jan
fuscus ad Feb
fuscus ad March
fuscus ad April
fuscus ad May
fuscus ad June
fuscus ad July
fuscus ad Aug
fuscus unringed Aug
fuscus ad Sept
fuscus ad Oct
fuscus ad Nov
fuscus ad Dec

Larus fuscus fuscus C6RA , August 2002 (3cy) & July 2003 (4cy), Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).

C6NS was ringed in Luopio, Finland (61,35N 24,50E); ringed as pullus on July 01 2000 by Risto Juvaste.
Read ring records, most at Tampere landfill:
2002-05-09, 2002-05-11, 2002-05-13, 2002-05-15, 2002-05-16, 2002-05-18, 2002-05-19, 2002-05-22 (Hlinna, Finland 60,98-24,46), 2002-05-25, 2002-05-26, 2002-05-28, 2002-05-31, 2002-06-01, 2002-06-08, 2002-06-09, 2002-06-11, 2002-06-14, 2002-06-15, 2002-06-16, 2002-06-17, 2002-06-21, 2002-06-22, 2002-06-23, 2002-06-29, 2002-07-01, 2002-07-03, 2002-07-07, 2002-07-09, 2002-07-13, 2002-07-14, 2002-07-15, 2002-07-16, 2002-07-19, 2002-07-23, 2002-07-27, 2002-07-28, 2002-08-02, 2002-08-03, 2002-08-06, 2002-08-08, 2002-08-09, 2002-08-10, 2002-08-12, 2002-08-18, 2002-08-24, 
2003-05-17, 2003-05-18, 2003-05-24, 2003-05-25, 2003-05-29, 2003-05-30, 2003-05-31, 2003-06-03, 2003-06-14, 2003-06-17, 2003-06-20, 2003-06-28, 2003-07-05, 2003-07-06, 2003-07-09, 2003-07-13,
2003-07-14, 2003-07-15, 2003-07-16, 2003-07-20, 2003-07-23.

Ringed as pullus on July 01 2000 in Luopio, Finland, white C6RA. White tail with black markings on the outer tail-feather R6. Primary moult has been arrested on two places: most recently the inner two primaries P1-P2 have been replaced, but another moult wave was arrested on P6, with P7-P10 old and brown bleached second generation. Note the bleached brown lesser and lower lesser coverts and the 'jumpy' pattern of moult in the greater and median coverts. The bill shows obvious black markings near the gonydeal angle.

top 2 images: C6RA 3cy, August 06-12 2002, Tampere, Finland.

bottom 3 images: C6RA 4cy, July 09-15 2003, Tampere, Finland.

Ringed as pullus at Luopio, Finland on July 02 2000, C6RA is now in 4cy. A representative for sub-adult fuscus by mid-July, but very adult-like in all respects. Most striking are the small size, the slender bill, the red gonydeal spot which normally doesn't exceed on the upper mandible, the dark upper-parts which turn brown hued when older and worn, the lack of moult in the scapulars, wing-coverts and the primaries and the small white tips on the outer primaries, which wear away quickly. The basic moult hasn't started yet, as all primaries P1-P10 are still present. Note the contrast between the fresh cold blackish grey lower scapulars and the brown hued older upper scapulars.