The Laughing Gull, above in its winter plumage, is native to the Americas. In summer breeding plumage it has a fully dark grey-black head with white eye-rings and red bill.
It is named after its raucous call. The taxonomic name meaning laughing gull was already taken by the Eurasian Black-headed Gull.
Photos on this page were taken by Alexandra Makhnina.
Juvenile Laughing Gull -- they take 3 years to reach full adult plumage.
Laughing Gulls in winter plumage on a beach (with a Turnstone).