"Unusual" Robin

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    llinda932
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    Has anyone seen a robin like this before.  Is a a rarity?  Spotted him yesterday morning.

     


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    CatsBirds
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    Almost an albino…. great catch….


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    Leucism, or leukism, is an abnormal plumage condition caused by a genetic mutation that prevents pigment, particularly melanin, from being properly deposited on a bird’s feathers. As a result, the birds do not have the normal, classic plumage colors listed in field guides, and instead the plumage have several color changes, including:

    • White patches where the bird should not have any
    • Paler overall plumage that looks faint, diluted or bleached
    • Overall white plumage with little or no color discernable

    Sharon, Catsbirds, Community Team Member
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    Junior Barnes
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    Neat find!


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