Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Laridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult, basic | Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America
Age: Immature/Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America
Age: Adult, alternate | Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America
Status: The Laughing Gull is an uncommon Boreal Migrant along the coast of northern Peru. It is rare further south to Arequipa and also a very rare vagrant to Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.
Name in Spanish: Gaviota Reidora.
Sub-species: Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla megalopterus), Bruch 1855.
Meaning of Name: Chroicocephalus: Gr. khroizö= color and kephalos, kephale= his head. atricilla: L. atri= black and cilla= tail.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.