Gulls (Laridae)

Red-legged Kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) - HBW 3, p. 622

French: Mouette des brumes German: Klippenmöwe Spanish: Gaviota Piquicorta

Taxonomy: Larus (Rissa) brevirostris Bruch, 1853, north-western North America.
Closely related to and partially sympatric with R. tridactyla, but no interbreeding known. Bones found in deposits on Kodiak I. Monotypic.

Distribution: Bering Sea, in Commander Is, Pribilof Is (St Paul I, St George I) and Aleutians (Buldir I, Bogoslof I). Winters widely over N Pacific.

  •      No sound recordings available yet