laughing gull

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Synonyms for laughing gull

small black-headed European gull

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It said: "Laughing Gulls are medium-sized gulls with fairly long wings and long legs that impart a graceful look when they are flying or walking.
1980) revealed 30 nests of great egret, 8 000 nests of [neotropic] cormorants, the nesting of 10 000 laughing gulls (Larus atricilla), and that of [magnificent] frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens, number not stated).
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.
There have been successful prosecutions in the region under the Endangered Species Act: In 1993 wildlife agents confiscated 83 brown pelican eggs and 118 laughing gull eggs from a fishing boat.
He saw tragedies, too--nests lost to predators or careless beachwalkers, a chick plucked from the nest by a laughing gull, who flew off with it in his talons, followed by the desperate mother, who helplessly watched as the gull flipped her baby into its mouth and swallowed.
Of those, an osprey was identified as having been killed by the turbine and possibly a laughing gull.
Rare birds discovered by Alan at Big Waters include red-throated pipit, whitewinged black tern, river warbler, great reed warbler, crane and laughing gull.
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).
January 2005 Acquisition of Greenwich Direct and Laughing Gull.
elegans Audubon 1834), Laughing Gull, and Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger Linnaeus 1758).
SOUTH Shields-based book and novelty goods distributor Premier Direct said it had bought the distribution networks, brands and certain stock of two smaller rivals, Greenwich Direct and The Laughing Gull Company, for pounds 441,000 and pounds 24,000 respectively.
The laughing gull, which gets its name from its maniacal calls, has wet-slate colored wings and, during the nesting season, a black head.
The business has struggled to turn a profit since buying Greenwich Direct and Laughing Gull in 2005 and Oriflame UK last year.
Wirral excelled with a laughing gull at Hilbre and calling red throated pipit overhead at Leasowe at the weekend (another bird was seen on the Calf of Man).
ossifragus, 7), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis, 4), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata, 4), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis, 2), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos, 2), and one each of the following species: Rock Dove (Columba livia), Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla), Herring Gull (L.