red-legged kittiwake

noun

Definition of red-legged kittiwake

: a kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) that nests along the coast of the Bering Sea and closely resembles the black-legged kittiwake but is distinguished by its red legs and shorter bill The red-legged kittiwake, one of several species unique to the Bering Sea, is located almost entirely on St. George Island in the Pribilofs.— Yereth Rosen, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 1991

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