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

(last update: 25-5-2013)

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

fuscus rings

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Larus fuscus fuscus 30CY HT-054.651 March 17 2012, Ashdod, Israel. Picture Amir Ben Dov.

16.3.2012 and 17.3.2012 Amir Ben Dov with Ehud Dovrat observed the oldest ever gull ever recorded in Israel: Baltic Gull Ring HT-054.651. The bird was seen already in 9.3.2010 in Ashdod (and already than was the oldest).

This bird was ringed as pullus on July 09 1983 in YLOJARVI, HAME, Finland (61.41N 23.43E) by ringer MARTTI LAGERSTROM. It is now 28.9 years old. It was seen 4 times since ringing (in 4.5.08 Tampere Finland) and 3 times in Israel (once 2010 and twice 2012).

Risto Juvaste replied: It is by ONE DAY the third oldest Finnish one. I hope thet FRC AGE-record table is update!

Finnish age records:

Larus fuscus - Selkälokki Age ring Ringing age (chicks) dates Ringer

years   months  days
32      1       22      HT0038864       PP      20.06.1976 12.08.2008 live      read    TIMO KAIRESALO
31      0       21      HT0046361       PM      03.07.1979      24.07.2010      Read by ringer  ROGER BLOMQVIST
29      8       7       HT0017446       PP      15.07.1972      22.03.2002      Shortly dead    ROGER BLOMQVIST

From the Euring list the oldest (the Finnsih one is the second)>>

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Britain & Ireland GM 21509   34yrs 10mths  Shot

For longlivity records, it may also be interesting to have a looka at Finnish Bird Atlas (it is in English also)
Direct to Fuscus >

above, left bird is HT-054.651.

below: note white ring in background. This day 47 rings read at Ashdod! Over 1600 gulls present.