Other Names: Kittiwake
Distribution: northern coasts in summer; Northern Hemisphere seas in winter.
Size: 37-42 cm in length with a 93-105 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Adults are white with a pale gray back and wings;the wings have a sharply defined black wing tip and a forked black tail. Non-breeding adults have a dusky gray patch on the neck. Juveniles have a dusky band on the neck, a dark diagonal wing band, and a black-tipped tail. The beak is yellow and the legs and eyes are black.