laughing gull

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laugh′ing gull′

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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The 2017 Montrose haul featured cattle egret, snowy egret, western grebe, piping plover, laughing gull, American bittern, lark sparrow, scissor-tailed flycatcher, Bell's vireo, Kentucky warbler, summer tanager and yellow-headed blackbird.
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BIRDWATCHERS from all over the country are flocking to New Brighton after a rare sighting of the Laughing Gull.
As scarlet tanager, indigo bunting, laughing gull, trumpeter swan.
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Five birds are also still in rehabilitation - two brown pelicans, a reddish egret, and the laughing gull and tern.
Rare birds discovered by Alan at Big Waters include a red-throated pipit, white-winged black tern, river warbler, great reed warbler, crane and laughing gull.
Six habitats are used for nesting in Laguna Cuyutlan: Mangroves on larger islands (pelecaniformes and ciconiiformes); mangrove shrubs on islets (green heron); low islets in shallow water (black-necked stilt, laughing gull, royal tern, gull-billed tern, Forster's tern, and black skimmer); marsh (clapper rail); saltflats (snowy and Wilson's plovers and least tern); and patches of tropical deciduous forest (neotropic cormorant, black-bellied whistling-duck).
Laughing gull chicks respond readily to parental crooning if they heard the sound repeatedly while still in the egg; and ants base their sense of who's a nestmate on smells they experienced as larvae.
One wood duck and 1 laughing gull reacted positively for preinoculation antibodies to AIV by the HI test.
Our only Laughing Gull was seen at Newton Point, Porthcawl, in September 1988, and the Royal Tern at Kenfig Pool in 1989 showed its American credentials by wearing a ring placed on its leg at a site on the American coast between Virginia and North Carolina.