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LAUGHING GULL (Larus atricilia)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Laughing gull

A gull of America- one race in Eastern North America, wintering south to Peru and Brazil; the other breeds in Venezuela, French Guiana and West Indies. vagrants to Hawaii, Europe, Greenland and a few sightings on Queensland coast.

One record only at Lord Howe Island in 2010 - first noticed January 12th by visiting birder Ashwin Rudder at North bay. This bird stayed around the Island, seen from Blinkie Beach to North Bay for approximately 2 weeks. This is the first NSW sighting of this species. 

 

Size: 40cm, wingspan: 100cm

 
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