Adult Black-legged Kittiwake


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Characteristics
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 Black-legged Kittiwake
Adult Black-legged Kittiwake
Also Known As ..
Kittiwake
Page Last Updated 9/17/2019 8:25:01 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 15.0 to 15.7 ins
Weight 10.6 to 17.7 ozs
Wingspan 374.0 to 43.3 ins
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
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Region NAYNorth America
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Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Adult Black-legged Kittiwake (Species=Rissa tridactyla / Standard Name=Black-legged Kittiwake)