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Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla   - 1st winter
Black-legged Kittiwake
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :Chavakkad Beach, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Date : 2 February 2013
English synonyms:Blacklegged Kittiwake, Common Kittiwake, Kittiwake, Atlantic Kittiwake, Kotzebue's Kittiwake, Pacific Kittiwake, Kittiwake Gull
Bird Family :Larini - Gulls
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Two of these ( first winter juveniles) were found in the company of the gulls ( Black-headed, Brown headed and Heuglin's ). Very obliging birds and gave us all possible shots and video clippings. With Sandeep Das and Suhas on 2nd Feb at Chavakkad Beach, Thrissur.