|Subject:||Chough eye color|
|From:||Steve Johnson via Birding-Aus <>|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Jan 2020 23:19:00 +0000 (UTC)|
Looking through our photos, I found one with interesting contrast between the birds' eye colors.
See the second photo for Chough at this checklist:
Two birds there, I assume immatures, appear to have dark eyes. The one facing the camera seems to have white eyes, not red. Is that unusual?
I have read that Choughs' eyes can engorge with blood during displays and interactions. Perhaps this individual is exceptionally serene?
Thanks for any thoughts you may have --
returned now to the United States, no longer seeing all those wonderful birds Down Under
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