Red-legged kittiwake Rissa brevirostris

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Only the Black-legged Kittiwake shares the solid black wingtips and plain yellow bill of the adult Red-legged Kittiwake. The adult Red-legged Kittiwake has a darker mantle, shorter bill, darker underwings, and red legs. First-year Red-legged Kittiwake has bold wing patterns that are similar to the immatures of several other small gulls, but are distinguished by the solid white tail.