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Laughing Gull

(Larus atricilla)

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A smallish seabird, white with grayish back and tops of wings; white ring around eye; bill reddish gray; adults during breeding have black heads and reddish bilis; 40cm (16in); wingspan1m (3.3ft). (Gaviota Reidora).


Marine habitat Caribbean and Pacific coasts; found along shores, beaches, islands; also seen inland near mudflats, river outlets, lake edges.

Found in the following Parks:

Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla), Costa Rica