nominate Lesser Black-backed Gull (L. f. fuscus)
Amir Ben Dov (Israel)
Hannu Koskinen (Finland)
Mars Muusse (the Netherlands)
Larus fuscus fuscus 10cy CE10, August 2002 & July 2003, Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).
CE10 was ringed in Korpil, Finland (61,91N 25,50E); ringed as pullus on July 03 1993. Hand when ringed: 230 mm.
Ringed as pullus at Korpilahti (25 km south of Jyväskylä, 115 km NE of Tampere), Finland on July 03 1993, now in 10cy. Primaries P1-P2 have been replaced and moult in the primaries was then arrested at P3; P3-P10 are still old. One of the older individual present at Tampere dumping site. Note the very neat secondaries.
(image above) fuscus (10cy) CE10, August 07 - 12 2002, Tampere, Finland.
(image below) fuscus (11cy) CE10, July 09 - 16 2003, Tampere, Finland.
CE10 now in 11cy. Note the red gonydeal spot, which extends on the upper mandible. Probably a female.