Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

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The Kittiwake, sometimes referred to as the true seagull due to the fact that it only ever comes in to land to breed, is always a treat to see on the islands. Listen out for calling its own name with a nasal "kitti-wake" call.

Other distinguishing features are the daintiest appearance in comparison to other gulls, a slender yellow beak, and short black legs.

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