Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) resting on ice calved from glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park, Southeast Alaska, USA. The adult is roughly 40 cm (16 in) in length with a wingspan of 90–100 cm. The name is derived from its call, a shrill 'kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake'.


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Image ID: 0119716-MNO.jpg

Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla)

Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) resting on ice calved from glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park, Southeast Alaska, USA. The adult is roughly 40 cm (16 in) in length with a wingspan of 90–100 cm. The name is derived from its call, a shrill 'kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake'.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 3522x2347