Kittiwake gull

   Kittiwake is the name of two species of gulls that live on open seas. Kittiwakes are about 16 or 18 inches long, and their plumage is white with gray on the back and wings. Their name is derived from their characteristic high-pitched cry, which sounds like keet, keet, wock, wock.
   The black legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) inhabits arctic regions, and the red-legged kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) lives chiefly on the Bering Sea. Both species feed on small sea animals and builds their nest on cliffs and rocky ledges. The female kittiwake usually lays two brwon spotted eggs.
   Kittiwakes are classified as order Charadriiformes, family Laridae, genus Rissa.

black legged kittiwake bird

Black legged kittiwake