Lesser Black-backed Gull
scientific name: 
Larus fuscus
EURING code: 

Yellow ring with a black five alpha-numeric code (HXxxx , HAxxx , HVxxx , HExxx, ...). 

note 1 : xxx can be a numeric or an alpha-numeric code.

note 2 : codes are like HX234, HA456, HV500, HE853 : two letters and 3 numbers or HXE67 : three letters and two numbers.

note 3 : rings are to be read from bottom to top, most rings have a “checkpoint”.

note 4 : birds are ringed at Schleswig- Holstein and Hamburg.

note 5 : some rings are used at Herring Gulls, see this species.

note 6 : same codes are used in other colours, therefore please note colour of ring and inscription.

note 7 : 

email sighting submit: 
snailmail sighting submit: 
Dr. Sönke Martens, Carl Gördelerweg 16, D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany.
colour-ring type: 
Legring : one, coded.
colour-ring colour: 
Yellow [Y]
colour-ring code: 
Five alpha-numeric code (5 letters/numbers).
countries where ringed: 
First letter/number: