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Red-legged Kittiwake - Rissa brevirostris | by 1 RareBird
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Red-legged Kittiwake - Rissa brevirostris

Soaring offshore St. George Island, AK 5/09


Red-legs nest on two islands in the Bering Sea. They are true "sea" gulls and leave the islands and live exclusively on the sea until the following May when they return to nest. Not much is known about where they go once they head to sea. Their numbers are diminishing and the reasons are still unknown.

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Taken on June 8, 2009