AnAge entry for Rissa tridactyla

Classification (HAGRID: 01245)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Charadriiformes
                Family: Laridae
                    Genus: Rissa
Species
Rissa tridactyla
Common name
Black-legged kittiwake
Synonyms
Larus tridactyla, Larus tridactyla tridactyla, Rissa tridactyla tridactyla, Larus tridactyla pollicaris, Rissa tridactyla pollicaris, Larus tridactylus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
28.5 years (wild)
Source
ref. 450
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, these animals have been observed to become better breeders with time but they also show a decrease in reproductive performance in their last year before they die. The latter could be caused by disease rather than ageing since it was observed in breeders of all ages [0057].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,460 days
Male sexual maturity
1,460 days
Incubation
27 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
36 g
Adult weight
317 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.184 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 176875
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 75485
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