Tuesday, October 09, 2018

One in a million

That is how this rare white sparrow is described. It isn't an albino, this is a leucistic bird.  Dark eyes keep it from being an albino.

Most know albinism, but have never heard of leucism. There is a range of colouration in leucistic birds with pure white, like this one, being the rarest.

One of our neighbours, Caroline James, tells me that this bird comes to her garden four or five times a day. She's taken photos of it and kindly sent me this one to publish on my blog. Thank you Caroline.

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