The black legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) derive their name from their call, a shrill ‘kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake’.
The colony of kittiwakes at Elliðaey, West Iceland, is one of the very few in the world laying it’s eggs in nests sitting on top of a cliff, instead of the usual nesting grounds on the ledges of extremely steep cliff faces.