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__________________________________________________________________________ Birds 203 Black-legged Kittiwakes

 

 

 

BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE Rissa tridactyla

 

         The Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla was once a common species around British shores but in recent years this coastal gull has suffered a significant population crash. This is probably yet another indication of anthropogenic damage inflicted on the environment with pressure being placed on some nesting colonies and prey species having been detrimentally affected by climate-change and pollution.

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