The Laughing Gull is a medium-sized dark-headed gull of the New World. They are found along the eastern coast of North America and along both coasts on the northern half of South America.
Laughing Gulls take three years to reach adult plumage. In breeding plumage, adult birds have black heads and red bills. Outside of breeding season, the black hood is mostly replaced by white, and the red bill becomes darker, nearly black.