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Pink legged LBBGull......? (1 Viewer)


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A solitary LBBGull on the ice yesterday NE.London. By my reckoning, an adult bird with retained immature leg colour?

Don't recall seeing one quite like this before.

Comments welcome



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Maybe it's just my monitor - but the legs look pale yellow to me.

It might be the play of light looking very much pink to the toes, but perhaps less so the legs (image 4), point being the colouration on an adult LBBG would normally look more strident yellow than it currently looks?

lou salomon

the birdonist
large gulls with pale yellow legs (like this) often have a pinkish tone to the webs between their toes, sometimes the whole "foot" (per se) looks pinkish; this applies for e.g. caspian gulls, basic plumaged yellow-legged gulls and yellow-legged herring gulls. so, nothing out of common.

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