Odd one out
QI saw this group of Lapwings at Martin Mere in September. Could you identify the strange-looking one in the middle? Is it a juvenile? John Eccles
AThis particular bird was actually pictured on the WWT Martin Mere website in September. Their experts are of the opinion that it is an adult bird with a form of schizochroism (a partial lack of pigmentation caused by genetic factors) and we’re quite willing to accept their explanation for it!