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2013-05-18 13.17.02

Observed: 18th May 2013 By: lbpeeplbpeep’s reputation in Birds
robin
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ophrys's picture

Bald

This type of plumage abnormality is not uncommon and could be down to abnormal moult, mites, territorial dispute and so on and so on. There tends to be a lot of argumeents but little certainty. There was some discussion here..

http://www.flickr.com/groups/bbcspringwatch/discuss/72157624089306502/

If you scroll down here, there is something on bald birds, too...

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/AboutBirdsandFeeding/BaldBirds.htm

Ian
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lbpeep's picture

bald robin

Thank you !

lbpeep

scarpermac's picture

Reporting sick birds

Not only does the BTO have a lot of information but you can also report incidence of sickness and poor health in your garden birds at http://blx1.bto.org/gwh/login/login.jsp

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/