Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Laughing gull

Leucophaeus atricilla


This species is 36–41 cm long with a 98–110 cm wingspan. The summer adult's body is white apart from the dark grey back and wings and black head. Its wings are much darker grey than all other gulls of similar size and they have black tips. The beak is long and red. The black hood is mostly lost in winter. Laughing gulls take three years to reach adult plumage. Immature birds are always darker. First-year birds are greyer below and have pale heads, and second-years can be distinguished by the wing pattern and structure.


Lac Bay, Bonaire.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 16, 2017
Submitted on Apr 29, 2018

Related Spottings

Lava Gull Laughing gull Laughing Gull Ashy Drongo

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Bare-eyed Pigeon Tropical mockingbird Bonaire whiptail lizard
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors