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  Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla)

Laughing Gull | Larus atricilla photo
Laughing gull in summer plumage

Image by Lee Karney, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

Laughing Gull | Larus atricilla photo
Laughing gull in winter plumage

Image by Len Blumin - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Laughing Gull | Larus atricilla photo
Laughing Gull, Fulton Harbour, Fulton, Texas

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LAUGHING GULL FACTS

distribution map showing range of Larus atricilla in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Larus
Species:atricilla
Common Name:Laughing Gull

Relatives in same Genus
  Black-tailed Gull (L. crassirostris)
  Kelp Gull (L. dominicanus)
  Silver Gull (L. novaehollandiae)
  Pacific Gull (L. pacificus)
  Franklins Gull (L. pipixcan)
  Black-headed Gull (L. ridibundus)