Black-legged kittiwake

This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Larus tridactylus.

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The Black-legged kittiwake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Browse: Home / Birds / Adult Black-legged Kittiwakes Offshore in New York Adult Black-legged Kittiwakes Offshore in New York - By Corey • January 23, 2010 • 12 comments On the pelagic trip off the coast of New York this past Sunday one of the highlights of the trip was seeing the small and graceful Black-legged Kittiwakes swoop into the chum, grab food, dodge the larger gulls, and maneuver back out of the crowd, all without seeming to expend More

was fortunate to come across a Black-legged Kittiwake that was both very approachable AND uninjured - a great combination for a photographer to take advantage of! There were several kittiwakes in the port - all of course of the eastern Asian/western North American race pollicaris - showing a wide range of primary moult, and perhaps the most interesting photo here is the last one. More

Adult Black-legged Kittiwake on nest, Pribilof Is., Bering Sea, AK, July First-winter Black-legged Kittiwake, CA, January Non-breeding adult Black-legged Kittiwake, CA, January Figure 1. Distributon of the Black-legged Kittiwake in North America. Black-legged Kittiwakes are small, pelagic gulls with a circumpolar distribution in the northern hemisphere. More

The Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla, is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Larus tridactylus. In North America, this species is known as the Black-legged Kittiwake in order to differentiate it from the Red-legged Kittiwake, but in Europe, where it is the only member of the genus, it is often known just as Kittiwake. More

Black-legged Kittiwakes, Rissa tridactyla, nesting on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae Genus: Rissa Stephens, 1826 Species Rissa tridactyla Rissa brevirostris Black-legged More

The Black-legged Kittiwake is a medium-sized seabird and a member of the gull family. Its diet consists mostly of fish, which are hunted and dived for near the surface of the ocean. Their natural habitat spans from the coasts of the northern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, as well as the Arctic Ocean. They are typically found in both North America and Europe. This species spends the winters south of the sea ice, and may migrate to the Gulf of Mexico in some cases. More

first-summer Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) - thin black hind collar and thin black terminal tail band visible first-summer Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) - thin black hind collar and thin black terminal tail band visible first-summer Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) - thin black hind collar, dark ear spot, and dark carpal bar; notice how much paler the wing coverts are than the mantle first-summer Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) - More

Black-legged Kittiwake - Rissa tridactylaThe Black-legged Kittiwake is primarily a pelagic species, rarely spending time on land except during the breeding season. They are generally rare migrants and winter visitors inland. Kittiwakes are named after their loud, piercing call. Habitat: Spends the majority of its life at sea, anywhere from the coastline to far out at sea. Breeds on steep cliffs near the Arctic. Diet: Primarily feeds on fish, but will also eat crustaceans, mollusks, marine worms, and insects. More

Black-legged Kittiwake Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * Breeding adults at nestPopOutZoom In Breeding adults at nest * © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, July 2000 * Adult nonbreedingPopOutZoom In Adult nonbreeding More

found, the Black-legged Kittiwake is often known simply as Kittiwake, or more colloquially in some areas as Tickleass or Tickleace. The name is derived from its call, a shrill 'kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake'. Habitat and range - Kittiwakes are coastal breeding birds ranging in the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. They form large, dense, noisy colonies during the summer reproductive period, often sharing habitat with murres. More

The black-legged Kittiwake breeds in a few places alongside the Arctic and Sub arctic shores in Canada and Alaska. Nevertheless, every year they will all journey to an assembly in one location. Each and every winter, the Black-legged Kittiwake will journey down south to warmer zones along the shores of Florida in North America. Occasionally, they can be observed migrating to a different continent. More

Black-legged kittiwake in flight The black-legged kittiwake is very widespread, being found in coastal regions throughout the northern hemisphere. Unlike other gulls, it rarely comes far inland, and it does not feed at landfill sites. Kittiwakes nest on cliffs, even when the rock appears to be perilously smooth. Males lay claim to a nest site and return there year after year. What do they sound like? - 1. More

Black-legged Kittiwake (good view of black legs) St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, AK May 31, 2008 More

Immature Black-legged Kittiwakes have bold wing patterns that are similar to immature Bonaparte's, Black-headed, and Little gulls but have a distinctive black collar. Immature Red-legged Kittiwakes lack a black tail band and dark carpal bar. Top of page... More

Black-legged Kittiwake in juvenal plumage with black neck collar. Most Black-legged Kittiwakes found on Lake Ontario and the Niagara River are inexperienced young birds that have funnelled up the St. Lawrence River. Juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake (second from left) with adult Bonaparte's Gulls in basic (winter) plumage. More

Colony of Black-legged Kittiwakes at Svalbard Arctic Skua hunting Kittiwake at Svalbard Kittiwakes at the Norwegian bird-island Runde Kittiwakes at the Norwegian bird-island Runde - bird photography black_legged_kittiwake's Range Map Click here to see the Black-legged Kittiwake's range map! Listen to the Black-legged Kittiwake Song: - ABOUT ME More

North America as Black-legged Kittiwake, but in Europe, where it is the only member of the genus, it is often known just as Kittiwake. Adults are roughly 40 cm in length with a wingspan of 90–100 cm. They have a white head and body, grey back, grey wings tipped solid black, and have black legs and a yellow bill. Occasional individuals have pinky-grey to reddish legs, inviting easy confusion with Red-legged Kittiwake. More

Black-legged Kittiwake The black-legged kittiwake is a small gull that is 13-18 inches in length with a wingspan of 36 inches. It has white undersides, chest and head; soft-gray upperwings and back and black tips on wings. It has a slightly forked, white tail; a bright yellow bill and black legs and feet with three toes. The name kittiwake comes from its call. Males and females look alike. More

black legged kittiwakeThe black-legged kittiwake is found on cliffs and ledges of coastal areas and islands during breeding season. The black-legged kittiwake may also nest on tall buildings, bridges, sea walls, and even offshore oil rigs. It winters on the open ocean. It rarely comes far inland. Diet black legged kittiwakeThe black-legged kittiwake eats marine invertebrates, plankton, and fish. More

Black-legged Kittiwakes have a circumpolar breeding distribution reaching as far north as open water permits. Prefers high and steep cliffs with narrow ledges. Occasionally nests on snowbanks and glaciers. In Europe has begun to nests on buildings and other man made structures with increasing frequency. Atlantic Black-legged Kittiwakes (R. t. More

North American RangeThe Black-legged Kittiwake is a medium-sized gull, with the typical 'gull-like' appearance of white head and body, slate-gray back and wings, black wingtips, and a yellow bill. The legs are black. The juvenile has bold, black edgings on its wings and the nape of its neck, and a black bill. Black-legged Kittiwakes fly with stiffer wing-beats than other gulls. More

Black-legged kittiwakes are members of the gull family. They have short black legs, grey wings with black tips, a white head, white underside and tail, and a yellow bill. Habitat These gulls live on Arctic coasts of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, on both coasts of North America as well as the northern coastal waters of Europe and Asia. They nest on offshore islands or narrow coastal cliffs that are inaccessible to humans. More

The Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae. pets No black-legged kittiwake pets yet! pictures No black-legged kittiwake pictures yet! videos No black-legged kittiwake videos yet! owners No black-legged kittiwake owners yet! blogs No black-legged kittiwake blogs yet! This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Laridae
Genus : Rissa
Species : tridactyla
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)