2 Feb 2010

Leucisitc Whooper

More news on the pale legged Whooper on Shotwick fields courtesy of Adrian Foster who contacted the WWT. This is their response:
Many thanks for sending this through. Looks like a clear case of a leucistic Whooper to me. I see that there’s also some lack of pigmentation on the bill (in the black areas towards the tip) though not as marked as on the legs.

It’s been some time since I’ve seen one, but there were occasional cases of Whoopers with aberrant leg colour at Martin Mere about 10 years ago. Best ones
Thanks for the info Adrian.

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