Recently received photos - August 2008 - fieldguides

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An adult Red-legged Kittiwake at St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs. This photo was taken at Polovina Point on the first afternoon of our second tour. In the Aleut language Polovina means "midland," and this area is roughly halfway between the seal rookeries at southernmost Reef Point and Northeast Point. Compared to Black-legged Kittiwake note the red legs, the larger eye of this bird (Red-legs feed more nocturnally than Black-legs), the shorter, thicker bill, and the slightly darker mantle.