kittiwake kittiwake  /ˈkɪ tɪ ˌweɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe

Usage(s):

  1. The strange birds give the narrative its own kind of plumage: teal, merganser, kittiwake, cormorant.
  2. The number of Steller's sea lions, which feed mostly on pollack, has plunged 80% since the 1970s, and seabirds such as the red-legged kittiwake are also in trouble.

News

  • Gull found in Scotland shot with crossbow

    INVERNESS, Scotland, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A kittiwake gull found in Inverness shot with a crossbow was so badly injured it had to be put down, Scottish animal welfare officials said Monday.
    on August 27, 2013     Source: UPI

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Quotes

  • "The ex-USS Kittiwake began as a dream to add another tourism product to the Island for divers and snorkelers offering more diversity and interest to those who have come to love Cayman," said Trina Christian, executive director of the Tourism...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Trina Source: Cayman Net News

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