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Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
The Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla) is a common and widespread coastal gull of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States as well as both coasts of Mexico. The basic (winter) plumaged bird shown here was at Surfside, Brazoria Co., Texas in September, 1999. The image was shot with a Canon EOS 1N and EF 300mm F/2.8 L lens and 2X extender on Fuji Sensia.
The basic plumaged Laughing Gull shown here was on the Lamar Peninsula, Aransas Co., Texas, in September, 2000. The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 500 mm F/4 L IS lens on Fuji Velvia.
The adult Laughing Gulls overhead in this image were taken on the Galveston - Bolivar Ferry in Galveston Co., Texas, in March, 2001, with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 17-35 lens on Fuji Velvia.
The adult breeding plumaged Laughing Gull on the right was at High Island, Galveston Co., Texas, in April, 2001. This image was taken with the a Canon EOS 3 and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens on Fuji Velvia.
The partial albino Laughing Gull in the next two images was on Mustang Island, Nueces Co., Texas, in August, 1996. These two shots were taken with a Canon T-90 and Sigma 500mm F/4.5 lens on Kodachrome 200 film.
The next three shots show Laughing Gulls in flight; an immature shown here and an adult in the next two images. These shots were taken on Captiva Island, Florida, in November, 2006. These were digital images taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens.
The immature Laughing Gull shown here was at the Fort Meyers / Sanibel Causeway, Lee Co., Florida, in December, 2004. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/2.8 lens with a 2X extender and shows the Laughing Gull pestering the pelican while the pelican was trying to eat a meal.
The next 4 shots show breeding plumaged Laughing Gulls at South Padre Island, Cameron Co., Texas, in April, 2009. These 4 images were all taken with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The shot here shows close up detail of the head and bill of a basic plumaged (winter) adult Laughing Gull at South Padre Island, Cameron Co., Texas, in December, 2010. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The adult Laughing Gull here, a basic plumaged bird, is scratching its face. This shot was taken at the same time and place and with the same gear as the previous image.
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
Port Bolivar,
Galveston Co., Texas
12 December 2013
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
Chimo, Jalisco,
Mexico
13 April 2014
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
Chimo, Jalisco,
Mexico
13 April 2014
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
breeding plumage
Port Bolivar,
Galveston Co., Texas
28 March 2015
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
breeding plumage
Port Bolivar,
Galveston Co., Texas
28 March 2015
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
breeding plumage
Port Bolivar,
Galveston Co., Texas
28 March 2015
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
Crystal Beach,
Galveston Co., Texas
23 September 2015
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
Pass Christian,
Harrison Co., Mississippi
18 February 2017
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
Rollover Pass,
Galveston Co., Texas
5 April 2017
Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla
Rollover Pass,
Galveston Co., Texas
5 April 2017