Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Blackbird -well almost


Blackbirds, like many birds often exhibit partial albinism. This female is really odd, the whole of the body is normal, but the tail is totally white. I found this feeding on a local bird table and the flash of white I caught in the corner of my eye before I saw it properly almost startled me. I've seen them with white heads and white patches, but this odd arrangement is a first.

3 comments:

tut-tut said...

Thanks for your bird information!

santy said...

hi, there. my first visit here. looks like you live in a very nice place!

Abraham Lincoln said...

There is a proper name for this condition but I have since forgotten it. We have a starling here that is almost white but and that is on my website whose address I previously gave you.