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Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-04 16:47
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Points: 4
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From my recent vacation in Cuba

Laughing Gull
Larus atricilla Order CHARADRIIFORMES - Family LARIDAE - Subfamily Larinae

A smallish gull with a black head, the Laughing Gull is abundant along the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Infrequently found away from the ocean, it takes advantage of human habitat modifications, foraging in parking lots and dumps, and breeding on dredge spoil islands.

Medium-sized gull.
Back slatey gray.
Underparts white.
Wingtips black, without extensive white markings.
Entire head black in breeding season.

Size: 39-46 cm (15-18 in)
Wingspan: 92-120 cm (36-47 in)
Weight: 203-371 g (7.17-13.1 ounces)
(from "All About Birds")

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Nice portrait of a for me unknown gull.
best regards

good close of the bird species. good framing and lighting. nice sharpness. tfs.

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