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Birdwatching in North America - Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla


The laughing gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) is a medium-sized gull of North and South America. Named for its laugh-like call, it is an opportunistic omnivore and scavenger. It breeds in large colonies mostly along the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America.

The two subspecies are: L. a. megalopterus – which can be seen from southeast Canada down to Central America, and L. a. atricilla which appears from the West Indies to the Venezuelan islands. The laughing gull was long placed in the genus Larus until its present placement in Leucophaeus, which follows the American Ornithologists' Union.

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From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.
Female / Male



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Listen to the Laughing Gull

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder and High Pass Filter applied with Audacity.

Recorded when I walked up to take pictures of the Pomarine Skua on the beach. Single Laughing Gull give the sounds, but many terns and gulls just two meters from me. Not scared when I walked out to the birds.


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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 29 March 2023
Location: Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA


Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
29 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
29 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
29 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
29 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
31 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
31 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
31 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
31 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
31 March 2023 - Walmart, Florida City, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
31 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
16 April 2023 - eBird hotspot: Holt Paradise Pond, Port Aransas, Texas, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
16 April 2023 - eBird hotspot: Holt Paradise Pond, Port Aransas, Texas, USA

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
18 April 2023 - eBird hotspot: South Texas Ecotourism Center

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
18 April 2023 - eBird hotspot: South Texas Ecotourism Center

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
21 April 2023 - South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
21 April 2023 - South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
21 April 2023 - South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center



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