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    Black-legged Kittiwake

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    Black-legged Kittiwake

    Rissa tridactyla
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Laridae
    Basic Description

    A small, cliff-nesting gull, the Black-legged Kittiwake breeds along northern coasts and winters out at sea.

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    Other Names
    • Gaviota Patas Negras (Spanish)
    • Mouette tridactyle (French)
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