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Lisa Anderson

Las Vegas, NV, USA

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Second sighting of a Robin with unusually colored legs (white vs. brown) which, on close inspection, appear to be covered in scale-like growths. Any ideas what might be the cause of this condition? Our birdbath was recently cleaned and the water is cycled daily.
Also, a male robin has been aggressively displacing other birds, some larger than him, at the birdbath.
Our area has been in a drought for many years but it is particularly severe this year as we have had no rain for 178 days. The lack of moisture may explain the birds’ behavior at the birdbath, but could it also explain the scaly legs? Please comment if you have any ideas!

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White Scales On Legs Of American Robin

White scales cover both legs and feet

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