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small pearl-grey gull of northern regions

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The mean external radius of a Black-legged Kittiwake nest is 12 cm, but that of a Red-legged Kittiwake nest is only 9 cm (Byrd and Williams 1993).
Black-legged Kittiwake study colonies are situated in the Cap Sizun (Brittany, France) where 6682 adults and chicks had been individually color banded between 1979 and 1992 (Danchin and Monnat 1992).
Furthermore, studies of the Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens and the Black-legged Kittiwake have showed that females rearing enlarged broods increased their effort, lost more mass, and had lower survival to the next breeding season (Reid 1987, Jacobsen et al.
The black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) is a small marine gull with a circumpolar distribution (Baird, 1994) that includes colonies situated in the eastern Canadian Arctic (Brown et al., 1975).
Size and productivity of Black-legged Kittiwake colonies in Prince William Sound before and after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Status of High Arctic Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) Colonies in Barrow Strait, Nunavut, Canada.
Status of High Arctic Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissatridactyla) Colonies in Barrow Strait, Nunavut, Canada.
Species Without cetaceans With cetaceans Wilcoxon-M ann- Whitney T est Mean SD Mean SD T p Northern fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 0.2 0.5 1.5 3.5 390 p > 0.05 Black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 0.8 1.9 2.4 3.3 477 p < 0.01 Thick-billed murre Uria lomvia 8.3 15.9 13.8 7.4 458 p < 0.01 Dovekie
Key words: marine birds, northern fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, black-legged kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla, thick-billed murre, Uria lomvia, dovekie, Alle alle, marginal ice zone, Barents Sea
Glaucous, Thayer's, Iceland and Sabine's gulls fly in from the arctic; great black-backed gulls, laughing gulls and black-legged kittiwakes come from the east coast; California and Franklin's gulls arrive from the prairies and points farther west; and black-headed gulls migrate from Europe and the Canadian Maritimes.
I will be investigating these ideas in two species of long-lived seabirds, thick-billed murres (Uria lomvid) and black-legged kittiwakes (taateraaqs, Rissa tridactyld).
Sarah Leclaire from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique at the UniversitAe Paul Sabatier in France and her team investigated the body odor in preen gland secretions and preen down feathers in a population of black-legged kittiwakes nesting in the Gulf of Alaska.
A cruise around the seabird rookery, Gull Island, is a bird-lover's dream as large numbers of tufted puffins, horned puffins, pigeon guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes, glaucous-winged gulls and common murres flit on and off its cliffs.
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.