Mediterranean Gull
scientific name: 
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
EURING code: 

Red ring with a white 4 alpha-numeric code : letter 'P'/letter/letter/number.

note 1 : before 2004 the following codes were used P00-P99 and 0P0-9P9.
note 2 : the following letters are used : A, E, H, J, K, L, N, P, R, T, U, Y.
note 3 : birds with atypical codes are  red: T121, T081, T078, T133. Theses codes are from  the Polish Larus canus project.
note 4 : a few hybrids (adults and chicks) L. melanocephalus x L. ridibundus have been also ringed.
note 5 : for the Polish ringers, Monika Zielinska ( stays the contact.

In August 2012 the new program for Polish Ringing Centre - POLRING started to work.  Since then, the best way to report all  observations of birds ringed or recovered in Poland is to fill in the on-line recovery form under

It is not necessary to register in the system to report a single observation, but it is much more convenient to do it if you are a regular observer. The registered users not only receive the ringing data and full life histories but also have an access to all photographs and all future reports of the birds they have seen at least once.

If the ringing data is already in the system, you should get the response within 24 hours. If not, the request for the ringing details is sent to the ringer automatically by the system. You can check the status of your report in RECORDS/MY REPORTS.

In case of any difficulties or problems with the system, please write to

email sighting submit: 
snailmail sighting submit: 
Polish Ringing Scheme, Stacja Ornitologiczna MiIZ PAN, ul. Nadwislanska 108, 80-680 Gdansk, Poland.
colour-ring type: 
Legring : one, coded.
colour-ring colour (of the c-ring): 
Red [R]
colour-ring code (of the c-ring): 
Four alpha-numeric code (4 letters/numbers).
countries where ringed: 
First letter/number (of the c-ring):