Alaska, Red-legged Kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris), Breeding migrant

Summary

The Red-legged Kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) breeds at only six islands in the world, all in the Bering Sea. The conservation status is Vulnerable.

Conservation status

Vulnerable (2014)
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Phenology

This gull breeds from june to setember.

Abundance

The Alaskan breeding population is estimated at 200000 birds and they nest on St. George, St. Paul, and the Otter islands in the Pribilof Islands, and on Bogoslof and Buldir islands in the Aleutian Island chain. The St. George colony in Alaska contains over 80% of the world’s population.

Habitat

It nests on vertical sea cliffs e feeds on open sea.

Threats

Information not yet available
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Breeding migrant