What colour are bird legs?

What colour are bird legs? 

The legs of birds can be many different colours.

The common colours are black, grey, brown, beige, white, yellow, orange, red, and pink.

Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk

However, the legs of birds are usually only one ‘blocked’ colour – which means that legs are one colour. They are generally not mottled, speckled, spotted, striped, streaked, or marked, although some birds have a darker colour at the top of the legs. 

Long-Tailed Fiscal Shrike
European Herring Gull
African Little Egret
Common Moorhen
Yellow-Billed Stork
Masai Ostrich
Black-Crowned Night Heron
Mandarin Duck

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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