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kittiwake (plural kittiwake or kittiwakes)
- Either of two small gulls in the genus Rissa of the family Laridae that nest in colonies on sea cliffs and spend the winter on the open ocean.
- black-legged kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla (North Atlantic)
- red-legged kittiwake, Rissa brevirostris (North Pacific)