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A small Kittiwake colony on the side of a cliff
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Image details:  
Image Description: A small Kittiwake colony on the side of a cliff
Image notes: Near to where Bobby lived, this was one of the haunts of his teenage years.
Species in Image: Kittiwake
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01372

General details:  
Common Name Kittiwake
Latin Name Rissa tridactyla
Shetland Name Rippek Maa
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Laridae
Common Family Name Gulls
Description Summer visitor to the coasts in large numbers in the past, now declining rapidly. The predation of the Great Skua has played a part in this sad decline. Together with the failure of the sandeels to shoal in their usual abundance.
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