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Laughing Gull Larus atricilla   - Adult non-breeding
Laughing Gull
Photographer : © Aurélien Audevard
Location :Ouessant Island, Brittany, France
Date : 5 November 2005
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Bird Family :Larini - Gulls
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :One of two individuals of this species which in all probability originated from the Carribean or the Florida coast and were blown over the Atlantic on the tails of Hurrican Wilma. Exhausted and undernourished, one of them fell prey to a large gull and crow. I took the other one in and fed it for a few days before releasing it in a quieter spot. - AA
Taxonomic Notes :Vagrant to Japan.
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