Leucophaeus atricilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Charadriiformes > Laridae
Midway between a Black-headed Gull and Mediterranean Gull, this is a rare visitor from the eastern coast of North America and one that has been recorded in all months of the year.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||3|
|% occupied in winter||0.1|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
|% change in range in winter (1981–84 to 2007–11)||--57.1%|
Laughing Gull is a very rare vagrant, recorded sporadically in spring and winter.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Laughing Gull, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: LF | 5-letter code: LAUGU | Euring: 5760|
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