White oceanic gull (Rissa tridactyla) with pearl-gray mantle, black-tipped wings, black feet, and yellow bill. Kittiwakes nest on narrow cliff ledges along the North and South Atlantic coasts. The red-legged kittiwake (R. brevirostris) is found in the Bering Sea region.

Variants of KITTIWAKE

kittiwake or black-legged kittiwake

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on kittiwake, visit

Seen & Heard

What made you look up kittiwake? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More