KelsaeJohn's picture

Unknown sea bird

Observed: 17th June 2013 By: KelsaeJohnKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in Birds
Unknown sea bird
Description:

Pictures taken by a friend of mine on a recent trip to the island of Svalbard in the Arctic region of Norway

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jerebarker's picture

Mantle colour

The only recognised subspecies of Kitti is Rissa tridactyla pollicaris from the N Pacific (which has a hind toe, unlike ours). I'm guessing that the apparent darkness is probably a factor of the exposure or the light.

J