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2011-07-07 00:14:46

Study suggests kittiwakes use body odor to assess genetically compatible mates Male and female kittiwakes smell different from each other, according to research by Sarah Leclaire from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique at the Universit© Paul Sabatier in France and her team. Their work also suggests that the birds' body odors might signal the genetic makeup of individual birds, and could be used in mate choice to assess the genetic compatibility of potential partners. The...


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2005-06-02 10:10:22

The Kittiwakes, from the genus Rissa, are two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae. The more common and widespread species, Rissa tridactyla, is known in North America as Black-legged Kittiwake. However, in Europe, where it is the only member of the genus, it is often known just as Kittiwake. Adults are on average 40 cm in length and have a wingspan of 90"“100 cm. They have a white head and body, grey back, grey wings tipped solid black, and have black legs and a...

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