Grosbeak Tag a long2?

by Andre
(Idaho)

Sorry, meant to add this photo to my last post. You can see the white bird (?) compared to the Evening Grosbeak on the feeder. They arrived together in a large flock but cannot identify the "white bird"

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Mar 01, 2016
Evening Grosbeak NEW
by: Andre

I contacted a local Audobon club here in ID and they felt that this white bird was indeed a "leucistic" Evening Grosbeak which means void/lack of color. Not albino which would have the pink eyes. Interesting

Jan 02, 2016
grosbeak tag a long2?
by: Brook

This is a female evening grosbeak but as to why her wings are not black is a good question. Birds do differ in color and at different times of year. Some birds are also like an albino person, without pigment. Here are some sites you can visit for further info:

Type into your URL search bar: information on female Evening grosbeak, and then open the below

AllAboutBirds.org

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com

WhatBird

here is a picture of a female Evening Grosbeak
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/passeriformes/fringillides/grosbec%20errant/grosbec-errant-femelle1.jpg

You can also call your local Audubon Society, possibly the tag may tell something as to why the wings are a different color, or maybe possibly even a different breed.

Enjoy your local birds this next year!

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