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

(last update: 14-11-2009)

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
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fuscus 2cy Dec

fuscus 3cy Jan
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fuscus 3cy June
fuscus 3cy July
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fuscus 3cy Sept

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fuscus 4cy Jan
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fuscus unringed Aug
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Larus fuscus fuscus 5cy C2H9, August 06-08 2002 & July 12-17 2003, Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).

C2H9 was ringed in Pälkän, Finland (61,38N 24,30E); ringed as pullus on July 09 1998.
Ring records at Tampere landfill:
2000: 4 records from 2000-07-27 until 2000-08-09,
2000: 1 winter record as 3cy in Israel (31.85N 34.66E) 2000-12-01
2002: 39 records from 2002-05-03 until 2002-08-10,
2003: 36 records from 2003-05-11 until 2003-08-12.

Ringed as pullus at Pälkäne, Finland on July 09 1998, now in 5cy. In spring 2002, this bird clearly arrested moult at P7, which still shows a white tip, while P8-P10 are bleached brown with the tips worn away. In 2003, the PMS was not judged. This is a strong and powerful individual, with a stronger bill than average, probably a male.

image below: 5cy C2H9, August 06 - 08 2002, Tampere.

2 images below: 6cy C2H9, July 12-17 2003, Tampere.

Ringed as pullus at Pälkäne, Finland on July 09 1998, now in 6cy. Adult fuscus with small size (albeit probably a male), slender bill, dark upper-parts which turn brown hued when older and worn, lack of moult in the scapulars, wing-coverts and the primaries and small white tips on the outer primaries, which wear away quickly. 
In 2002 (5cy) C2H9 showed arrested moult in the outer primaries: P1-P7 are fresh, P8-P10 are older, brown with a very small white mirror on P10. There is also some black in the tail.
In 2003 the exact primary moult score was not judged.

See also: C3H5.
See also: C3H4.