Terns with Red legs and Feet

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Subject: Terns with Red legs and Feet
From: "Vella, Edwin" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 98 08:10:00 PST

To all Birding Aus Birders

A few weeks ago I reported seeing, a Common Tern amongst others with   
bright red legs. The bird was in the same winter plumage as with the   
other Common Terns with a black bill and dark carpal bar. I have been   
told by Keith Brandwood that juveniles may have red legs. Has anyone seen   
any Common Terns with red legs and feet before ?

Also last year, myself and a couple others saw a Little Tern at Shell Pt   
(Botany Bay) which also appeared to have red legs. Again, has anybody   
seen this before?

Also I would like to know if White-winged Black Terns have been seen in   
full breeding plumage in Newcastle or around Sydney in the past.

Please respond direct to me, as I am currently not on the Birding Aus.   



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