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A clearer picture of a Black headed gull

Observed: 28th November 2010 By: dennispricedennisprice’s reputation in Birdsdennisprice’s reputation in Birds
UVFC 28.11.2010 057
Description:

No black head ??
One leg or two ??

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Black-head and number of legs.

No no "black" head in non breeding plumage (and its actually brown, not black, in breeding plumage!).

More than likely it does have the normal two legs. Gulls and similar birds will often rest on one leg, especially in cold weather. Keeping the other leg tucked up under the feathers helps to prevent heat loss.