Order
Charadriiformes
Family
Laridae
Genus
Rissa
 
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 - Black-legged Kittiwake
 - Black-legged Kittiwake (tridactyla)
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Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

Scott A. Hatch, Gregory J. Robertson, and Patricia H. Baird
Version: 2.0 — Published February 25, 2009

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Recommended Citation

Hatch, S. A., G. J. Robertson, and P. H. Baird (2009). Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.92