kittiwake

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  • noun

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small pearl-grey gull of northern regions

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During the 2013 breeding season, we recorded nocturnal predation on chicks of Black-legged Kittiwakes (hereafter, kittiwakes; Rissa tridactyla) by a Peregrine Falcon (hereafter, peregrine; Falco peregrinus) on Puffin Island, North Wales, UK (53[degrees] 19' 05" N, 04[degrees] 01' 40" W).
These include species such as the European Turtle-dove, which uses Cyprus as a stopover during migration, but also as a breeding ground, the Meadow Pipit, many of which can be seen in winter in Cyprus, the Black-legged Kittiwake, another accidental visitor to Cyprus, and the Common Pochard, also a visitor.
Increase of the populations of puffin, razorbill and European shag, with similar improvements in the status of other seabirds, including common guillemot, black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and northern fulmar (Fulmaris glacialis);
The population of black-legged kittiwakes may be lower for several areas of study, a situation not necessarily true amongst other Laridae such as the western gull.
For instance, populations of black-legged kittiwakes have declined by more than 50% in the North Sea since 1990.
Along with the muskoxen, other wildlife is abundant, and we enjoyed watching and photographing black guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes, snowy owls, Arctic terns, and many other birds.