Little Egret with yellow legs and feet

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Subject: Little Egret with yellow legs and feet
From: Mick Roderick <>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:54:33 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,

There was an interesting Little Egret at Mason Park (Sydney) today with yellow 
feet and olive-yellow colouring on the legs (particularly the back of the 
legs). A couple of (poor) images can be seen at:

Has anybody else noticed Little Egrets with this much yellow in the legs? All 
of the references I looked at failed to really mention this, though I did find 
a line in HANZAB saying "Sometimes legs and feet, greenish-yellow" (which is 
referenced to Coates's "The Birds of Papua New Guinea Vol 1.").

I did entertain the possibility of it being a nominate race bird, but have 
discounted that now (unless someone can convince me otherwise). I have other 
fotos, but none of high quality.

The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present, along with 2 PGPlovers and a Latham's 

Mick Roderick

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