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Laughing gull

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: TH

 Context: A Laughing Gull, a migratory bird native to North America, has been sighted for the first time in India.

The bird is known for its unique laughter-like calls, resembling human laughter.


Protection Status: 

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern.

CITES and CMS Status: Not Evaluated

Range: They are most common on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America.