The laughing gull is a medium-sized bird with a distinct black head, white eye-ring, and a long slender beak. Its name comes from the distinctive “laughing” call it makes. They are found in coastal regions from South America to Canada and are often seen in large flocks. Laughing gulls are opportunistic feeders and feed on a variety of items including fish, insects, crustaceans, and even garbage. They are a common sight on beaches and are adept at stealing food from humans. Despite their name, these birds are not known for their sense of humor.