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Laughing Gull

Leucophaeus atricilla

The Laughing Gull is predominantly a bird of the shores of the east coast and gulf waters of North America and southward into the Caribbean and the west coast of Mexico. Winters may find these birds in northern South America on the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. These birds have bred at the Salton Sea since 1997.

If one spends time around these highly vocal birds, it is easy to see (or hear) how these gulls got their common name.

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