kittiwake

[ UK /kˈɪtɪwˌe‍ɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈkɪtɪˌweɪk/ ]
NOUN
  1. small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe
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How To Use kittiwake In A Sentence

  • Even in Scotland, which has some thriving water-bird populations, species such as shag, arctic skua, herring gull, kittiwake and terns are under threat.
  • Carried by the gentle swell, the boat sails to the foot of cathedrals of black rock - like some kind of nautical Macchu Picchu - teeming with fulmars, kittiwakes and puffins.
  • Along thousands of miles of coastline, you will see colonies of seabirds clustered in cliffs - gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and kittiwakes.
  • With huge 200,000-strong colonies of little auk thronging the cliffs and shores, kittiwakes next to the cobalt blue glaciers, walrus wallowing in the shallows, Arctic foxes, whales and, of course, one of the ultimate wildlife sightings, the mighty polar bear, frequently seen hunting in its frosty backyard on ice floes. Paul Steele: Photographic Dreams Of The Wild Do Come True
  • An estimated 50,000 pairs of kittiwakes breed at Bempton and thousands more breed elsewhere on Flamborough Head.
  • These steep pinnacles are now part of the RSPB bird sanctuary populated by the largest Arctic tern colony in north-west Europe, and home to numerous puffins, kittiwakes, shags and fulmars.
  • These steep pinnacles are now part of the RSPB bird sanctuary populated by the largest Arctic tern colony in north-west Europe, and home to numerous puffins, kittiwakes, shags and fulmars.
  • The northwards path along a rocky coastline takes you to the castle, a romantic ruin where kittiwakes, cormorants and fulmars nest on whinstone cliffs.
  • A network of tracks lead to places where waders and wildfowl can be seen in their thousands, where buzzards ‘sky dance’ and where puffins, razorbills, guillemots and kittiwakes jostle for space.
  • Bempton is the largest seabird colony in England and is home to a breathtaking array of gannets, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars - and puffins.
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