Red-legged Kittiwake

Rissa brevirostris (Bruch, 1853)

Summary

Small pelagic gull with a very large population (actual number in the order of a few hundred thousand individuals) and has a large distribution area.
Dispersive species, nesting in the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea islands, on vertical coastal cliffs and wintering in open sea in the North Pacific Ocean.
The evolution trend of the global population is apparently stable. However, in the 20th century the population has suffered a rapid decline (over 35%).

Global conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Red-legged Kittiwake

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests in colonies in the Aleutian Islands (mainly in Bogoslof, Buldir and Commander Islands) and in the Bering Sea islands (Pribilof) in vertical coastal cliffs. Winters on the open seas in the North Pacific Ocean.

Feed

It feeds on small fish, squid and marine invertebrates.

Breeding

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Predators

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