I THINK THIS MAY BE A PARTIAL ALBINO SPARROW

by Shirl Abrahamson
(Jacksonville,North Carolina)

This little bird has shown up at feeds with flocks of sparrows all winter. Looks much whiter than in picture. Is this an albino sparrow?

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Apr 24, 2013
Not a sparrow NEW
by: Polly

Looks like an American Goldfinch, waiting for it's spring colors.

Jan 28, 2013
leucistic pileated
by: Shirl Abrahamson

Thank you Holly! You were spot on!

Jan 28, 2013
or..
by: holly

albinos are usually a very pale yellow with pinkish or red eyes. I suspect this little guy is Leucistic. Its another condition that causes discoloration to occur. Want to see another one? In your search box type leucistic pileated woodpecker. I stumbled across this information looking for pictures of woodpeckers. Thanks for sharing the photo they are really pretty rare.

Jan 27, 2013
Partial Albino Sparrow
by: Susan

Wonderful photo. Never have had the pleasure of seeing one of these little fellows.

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