Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bird #41:Laughing Gull

Common Name: Laughing Gull
Scientific Name: Leucophaeus atricilla  
Description: 15-17 inches; upperparts grey; underparts white; black wing tip; black bill; White arcs around the eyes; web feet. Breeding: black head; reddish bill. Immature: upperparts mottled brown; black bill. First year: grey sides and back; tail band. Second Year: head partial hood.
Habitat: Laughing Gulls can be seen along the coastline of the island especially around fish markets at Skeets Bay, Oistins, Bridgetown, Brandon’s and Six Mens.

Pictures taken at Skeet's Bay  and Brandon's Fish Markets