Grey-headed Lapwing injury

To: "John Leonard" <>, "Birding-aus" <>, "Canberra Birds" <>
Subject: Grey-headed Lapwing injury
From: "Graham Buchan" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:06:12 +1000

Re the injury it looks very much like bumblefoot, which I have seen lots of
in gulls (look carefully at a flock of gulls and you'll find some examples)
and domestic pigeons. Its generally not fatal but as many birds legs attest,
the infection can result in necrosis with many birds having single or double

For those interested there are various sites that describe it. The
descriptions and causes are listed.

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