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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Leucistic House Finch

In a cunning segue from yesterday's post today's feature is a leucistic House Finch. When I saw this white finch this morning I nearly fell off my perch. Usually the male of this species has lots of red feathers and the female is like the brown bird pictured to the right. Leucism is when all or part of an animal is white. It differs from albinism in that the eyes are normally colored, not pink or red as with albinos.


JoJo said...

What a rare siting! you must've been so excited to see one!

William Kendall said...

What a good opportunity! A splendid little bird. I didn't know the variation from albinism.

Stephanie said...

A great capture. Love the fence posts.