laughing gull

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laugh′ing gull′


n.
a small, black-headed gull of New World coastlines, Larus atricilla, having a laughlike cry.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.laughing gull - small black-headed European gulllaughing gull - small black-headed European gull  
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
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Movement patterns of adult laughing gulls Larus atricilla during the nesting season.
Estas se suman a seis especies de Laridae que anidan en esta parte de la laguna: Larus atricilla, Thalasseus maximus, Gelochelidon nilotica, Sterna forsteri, Sternula antillarum y Rynchops niger, y a cuando menos 57 especies de aves acuaticas que la usan durante la epoca no reproductiva.
14 1334 Phalaropus tricolor 6 999 Larus atricilla 14 110 Larus pipixcan 4 9 Larus philadelphia 13 478 Larus delawarensis 11 28 Larus californicus 3 3 Larus livens 10 26 Larus occidentalis 2 3 Sterna caspia 9 16 Sterna maxima 2 3 Sterna elegans 2 2 Ceryle alcyon 1 1 Sayornis nigricans 16 25 Seiurus noveboracensis 1 1 Geothlypis beldingi 2 2 Especie N.