Kittiwake

Name: Kittiwake

Scientific name: Rissa tridactyla

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: Our most marine gull which only turns up inland very rarely. A medium-sized, very elegant gull, about 40cm long. Silvery grey above and white below, with a white head and black wing tips. Young birds have a black W across their wings and back, a black hal

How to identify: Easily identifiable at its nesting colonies on cliff faces, when you can hear its 'kittiwake' call.

Where: Nests on coastal cliffs. Can be seen around most of our coasts during migration.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 70

Fantastic fact: Like Sanderlings, Kittiwakes only have three toes, having lost the back toe.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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