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Unusual Behaviour

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus with hanging wings.
      When the Great Black-backed Gull in the pictures rests or walks around it always does so with hanging wings. Nevertheless it can fly perfectly. I have seen this particular individual for over ten winters and always with it's characteristic hanging wings. What causes this behaviour is a mystery.  
  


 1.Great Black-backed Gulls Larus marinus hanging wings 12022009 Schev,nl.jpg
1.Great Black-backed Gulls Larus marinus hanging wings 12022009 Scheveningen, The Netherlands


2.Great Black-backed Gulls Larus marinus hanging wings 12022009 Schev,nl
2.Great Black-backed Gulls Larus marinus hanging wings 12022009 Scheveningen, The Netherlands



3.Great Black-backed Gulls Larus marinus hanging wings in flight 12022009 Schev,nl
3.Great Black-backed Gulls Larus marinus hanging wings in flight 12022009 Scheveningen, The Netherlands
unusual behaviour/4.Great Black-backed Gull with hanging wings 24022009 RdamNL.jpg
4.Great Black-backed Gull with hanging wings 24022009 Rotterdam, The Netherlands.jpg

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