Re: Colour-dyed Silver Gull

Subject: Re: Colour-dyed Silver Gull
From: "Ian Temby"<>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 08:38:57 +1000
Dear Niven,

When I was studying Silver Gulls in the mid-eighties, I also noticed
occasional gulls with apparent dye markings.  Since I was the only
registered dye-marker at the time, I knew they were not officially marked.
I am fairly sure that some gulls become "marked" through contact with
substances at rubbish tips, which are major food sources for many of our

Perhaps this is the origin of your gull's marking.



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