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Leucophaeus atricilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Laughing Gull
Family: Laridae
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© Val George  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #106743)

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Distribution of Leucophaeus atricilla in British Columbia
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This coastal gull is the ubiquitous gull species of tropical areas of the Americas, and also ranges abundantly into temperate climates along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States. Its distribution on the Pacific coast is much less extensive, reaching uncommonly north only into southernmost California. The two summer records for British Columbia are therefore quite unexpected.

1.(1) immature (1st-summer); July 28, 1998; Iona Island, Vancouver
2.(1) adult; August 12, 2004; off Bowen Island, West Vancouver

Note Authors: Rick Toochin and Jamie Fenneman

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNAAccidentalNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-04-22 9:07:01 AM]
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