|To:||"Dean Portelli" <>|
|Subject:||Re: SIPO - leg injuries|
|Date:||Mon, 12 Jan 2004 12:23:40 +1100|
There is a Sooty Oystercatcher with a missing leg that frequents the sandspit at the end of Pt Edwards, St Leonards in Swan Bay (Port Philip Bay Victoria).
This is the only Sooty Oystercatcher that i have seen around Port Philip Bay, though they are reported to be at Mud Island. Its appearance at the sandspit may be a result of its injury due to more suitable feeding condition for its condition???
The bird is heavily colour banded on its remaining leg, so i dont think that banding is responsible for its injury.
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