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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Familia Especie Estado de May Jun migracion Charadriidae Charadrius alexandrinus MB LC Laridae Larus atricilla MB LC/LS Leucophaeus modestus MA Larus pipixcan MB LC LC Thalasseus elegans MB LC Thalasseus maximus MB LC Recurvirostridae Himantopus mexicanus MB LC LC Scolopacidae Actitis macularia MB Calidris sp.
The laughing gull (Larus atricilla) is widely distributed in North America, and populations in the northeastern United States have increased during recent decades (Belant and Dolbeer, 1993; Sauer et al., 9008).
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.
We assessed the clinical response and extent and duration of viral shedding in 5 species of North American ducks and laughing gulls (Larus atricilla) after intranasal challenge with 2 Asian H5N1 HPAI viruses.
At the same time, Maine islands are the northernmost breeding sites for laughing gulls (Larus atricilla), snowy egrets (Egretta thula), little blue herons (Egretta caerulea) and tricolored herons (Egretta tricolor).
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.O.M.