Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

The Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae. It is a coastal breeding bird around the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans, found most commonly in North America and Europe. Factsheet: Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla   

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Kittiwakes – North East Scotland

The last 30 years have witnessed a dramatic decline in the Kittiwake population around Scottish coasts (RSPB figures), numbers dropping by almost 2/3. However, this trend seems to have turned this year, particularily in the colonies of Troup Head and Fowlsheugh in the North East. Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) are one of the nicest looking gulls, […]

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