Perhaps. And this guy was missing a foot. Maybe difficult to tell in this photo, but he was hopping around and seemed ok. Wonder how they lose a foot. We’ve seen this before. Does it get trapped in something? How horrid. Probably doesn’t affect flying, and he was with the group on the beach, so it seems he manages ok. And it’s doubtful the other birds tease him. Or that he has self-image issues!
Now, why did I assume he is a ‘he?’ I know nothing about bird coloring, so it isn’t that. Hm…(him…?)