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Kittiwake, Red-legged bird pictures
41. Rissa brevirostris. 16 inches.
This Kittiwake is very much like the former, excepting that the legs are bright red, the mantle is darker and the bill shorter.
They usually nest in separate colonies from the former, and can be readily identified when in flight by the red legs.
Nest. - They have been found abundantly on the islands of the Bering Sea, nesting on the higher ledges and cliffs. The color of the eggs is buffy or brownish, blotched and spotted with lilac and shades of brown.
Range. - Northwestern coast and islands of Bering Sea.