Black-legged Kittiwake

Black-legged Kittiwake


Literature Black-Legged Kittiwake
[order] Charadriiformes |

Black-Legged Kittiwake determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Laridae | [latin] Rissa tridactyla | [UK] Black-Legged Kittiwake | [FR] Mouette tridactyle | [DE] Dreizehenmöwe | [ES] Gaviota Tridáctila | [IT] Gabbiano tridattilo | [NL] Drieteenmeeuw


Energy costs of chick rearing in Black-legged
Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla)

Author(s): Gregory H. Golet, David B. Irons, and Daniel P. Costa
Abstract: We studied energy expenditure in adult Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridoctyla) with doubly labeled water
to measure energy costs of chick rearing. We removed eggs from randomly selected nests and compared energy expenditure
late in the chick-rea..[more]..
Source: Can. J. Zool. 78: 982-991 (2000)
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In kittiwakes food availability partially explains the
seasonal decline in humoral immunocompetence

Author(s): J. GASPARINI et al
Abstract: 1.The immune system plays an important role in fitness, and interindividual variation
in immunocompetence is due to several factors including food supply.
2. Seasonal variation in food resources may therefore explain why immunocompetence
in bird n..[more]..
Source: Functional Ecology 2006 20, 457-463
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Components of productivity in black-legged kittiwakes Rissa
tridactyla: response to supplemental feeding

Author(s): Gill, V. A. and Hatch, S. A. 2002
Abstract: In contrast to the high productivity of black-legged kittiwakes in Britain, kittiwakes at many colonies in Alaska have failed chronically to reproduce since the mid 1970s. To determine if food is limiting productivity and, if so, at what stages of ne..[more]..
Source: JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 33: 113-126, 2002
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Changes in body condition in breeding kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla
Author(s): Børge Moe, Ingveig Langseth, Marianne Fyhn, Geir Wing Gabrielsen and Claus Bech
Abstract: We investigated the seasonal pattern of changes in body condition of breeding
black-legged kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla in Svalbard (79°N) to evaluate whether
changes in body condition were a consequence of the energetic demands of breeding
(the re..[more]..
Source: JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 33: 225-234, 2002
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Individual Variation in Field Metabolic Rate of Kittiwakes
(Rissa tridactyla) during the Chick-Rearing Period

Author(s): M. Fyhn, G. W. Gabrielsen, E. S. Nordøy, B. Moe, I. Langseth, and C. Bech
Abstract: Field metabolic rate (FMR), using the doubly labelled water (DLW) method, was measured in free-ranging adult kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) early and late in the chick-rearing period at Svalbard, Norway. Individual variation in FMR was analysed by com..[more]..
Source: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74(3):343-355. 2001.
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Sexual conflict over sperm ejection in monogamous pairs
of kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla

Author(s): Fabrice Helfenstein, Richard H. Wagner and Etienne Danchin
Abstract: Socially monogamous partners suffer conflicting interests concerning various aspects of reproduction such as parental care, copulation and fertilization. Female black-legged kittiwakes commonly eject their mates’ sperm immediately following copulatio..[more]..
Source: Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2003) 54:370-376
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Energetics of Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla chicks.
Author(s): Gabrielsen G.W., Klaassen M. & Mehlum F.
Abstract: We compiled the energy budgets of Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla chicks in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard (79°N, 12°E), utilising (1) deuterium turnover rates to estimate food intake, (2) the doubly labelled water ((D2O-O18) method in conjunction wi..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 80 (1): 29-40.
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Field metabolic rates of Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla during incubation and chick rearing.
Author(s): Thomson D.L., Furness R.W. & Monaghan P
Abstract: We used doubly labelled water to study the field metabolic rates of breeding Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla during the incubation phase, and to compare these with the metabolic rates of Kittiwakes rearing chicks. During the incubation phase, birds with ..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 86 (2): 169-175.
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Long-term fitness consequences of early conditions in the kittiwake
Author(s): Emmanuelle Cam, Jean-Yves Monnat and James E. Hines
Abstract: The long-term fitness consequences of conditions during development are receiving growing attention: they are at the interface between ecological and evolutionary processes. We addressed the influence of the length of the rearing period and ‘rank’ on..[more]..
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology 72 (3), 411-424
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Author(s): Yutaka WATANUKI, Yadsuhiko NAITO and Jay SCHAUER
Abstract: At Bluff seabird colony, Norton Sound, Alaska, Common Murres
(Uria aalge) fed their chicks with mostly blennies in the afternoon. Parents of
Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) shifted chick guarding duties at any time
of day. Foraging trip..[more]..
Source: Polar Biol., 5,98-104, 1992
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All of Laridae

  1. Audouins Gull
  2. Larus audouinii
  1. Black-headed Gull
  2. Larus ridibundus
  1. Black-legged Kittiwake
  2. Rissa tridactyla
  1. Franklins Gull
  2. Larus pipixcan
  1. Great Black-Backed Gull
  2. Larus marinus
  1. Grey-headed Gull
  2. Larus cirrocephalus
  1. Herring Gull
  2. Larus argentatus
  1. Ivory Gull
  2. Pagophila eburnea
  1. Laughing Gull
  2. Larus atricilla
  1. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  2. Larus fuscus
  1. Little Gull
  2. Larus minutus
  1. Mediterranean Gull
  2. Larus melanocephalus
  1. Ring-billed Gull
  2. Larus delawarensis
  1. Rosss Gull
  2. Rhodostethia rosea
  1. Yellow-Legged Gull
  2. Larus cachinnans
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