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Laughing gull

Leucophaeus atricilla

Description:

The laughing gull is a medium-sized sea gull.

Habitat:

It is prevalent along the Atlantic Coast of North America, the Caribbean, and in northern South America.

Notes:

This specimen appeared to be a gull in its first plumage with a black beak, back legs and feet, a smudged dark cap, and dark gray wings with black tips. When older and when mating, its head cap turns completely black with a red bill.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.91, Long: -76.06

Spotted on Oct 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 4, 2013

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