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Laughing Gull Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Laughing Gulls are medium-sized gulls with fairly long wings and long legs that impart a graceful look when they are flying or walking. They have stout, fairly long bills.

    Relative Size

    Slightly smaller than a Ring-billed Gull

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 15.3-18.1 in (39-46 cm)
      • Weight: 7.2-13.1 oz (203-371 g)
      • Wingspan: 36.2-47.2 in (92-120 cm)