Adult Kittiwake

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Colouring Blue-grey back, white head and breast, yellow bill
Voice Ringing and nasal
Feeds on Fish and offal from trawlers
Flight Easy, sweeps over the waves
Nesting Cliff
Social Large Flocks
Adult Kittiwake
Adult Kittiwake
Also Known As ..
Black-legged Kittiwake
Page Last Updated 5/12/2018 8:57:00 AM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Laridae
Species Rissa tridactyla
Category Gulls
StdName Black-legged Kittiwake
Vital Statistics
Length 38 to 40 cms
Weight 300 to 500 gms
Wingspan 950 to 110 cms
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States


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