Black-legged Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla - Mouette tridactyle

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Laridés

  • Genus
    :

    Rissa

  • Species
    :

    tridactyla

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 40 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 91 à 97 cm.
  • Weight
    : 300 à 500 g
Longevity

21 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) is a species of bird in the Laridae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Rissa tridactyla tridactyla (n, e Canada and n Europe to n Russia)
  • Rissa tridactyla pollicaris (e Siberia to w Alaska)

Foreign names

  • Mouette tridactyle,
  • Gaviota Tridáctila,
  • Gaivota-tridáctila,
  • Dreizehenmöwe,
  • Csüllő,
  • Drieteenmeeuw,
  • Gabbiano tridattilo,
  • Tretåig mås,
  • Krykkje,
  • čajka trojprstá,
  • racek tříprstý,
  • Ride,
  • pikkukajava,
  • Swartpootbrandervoël,
  • gavineta de tres dits,
  • Rita,
  • mewa trójpalczasta,
  • trīspirkstu kaija,
  • triprsti galeb,
  • Моевка,
  • ミツユビカモメ,
  • 三趾鸥,
  • นกคิตติเวกขาดำ,
  • 三趾鷗,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Illustration

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