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Lucas, Ohio, United States
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Charadriiformes > Laridae

Black-legged Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

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Small gull that nests in colonies on cliffs and structures overhanging water. Mainly pelagic, spending most of its time at sea. Rare inland. Adults show solid black wingtips that look like they were dipped in ink. Entirely yellow bill. Immatures are boldly patterned with black collar and "M" pattern on wings. Feeds on fish at the surface.

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