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

(last update: 16-11-2009)

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 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
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fuscus 4cy March
fuscus 4cy April
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fuscus 4cy July
fuscus 4cy Aug
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fuscus 4cy Oct
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fuscus unringed Aug
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Larus fuscus fuscus CNMP, August 11 2002, Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).

CNMP was ringed in Tampere, Finland (61,33N 24,59E); ringed as >3cy on August 11 2002 by Risto Juvaste. Hand when ringed: 450 mm. 
Ring records at Tampere landfill:
2002: 2 records from
2002-08-11 until 2002-08-17,
2003: 6 records from 2003-05-15 until

Ringed as adult at Tampere, Finland on August 11 2002. This individual was ringed CNMP and metal ring HT-238.598, showing two mirrors, one large mirror on P10 and one smaller mirror on P9, indicating this is most probably a male. The tail is worn at the tips. Primary moult has started with P1 shed and P2-P10 still old.

Length of wing-tip to elbow: 450 mm, much in line with the stronger and larger Larus argentatus argentatus caught at the same spot, the same day. This clearly demonstrates why the general impression of fuscus in flight is that of a long-winged and slender-wing gull.

Note the sub-terminal band on P4, bordered by a thin white line. In the left wing, P5 was damaged.