San Antonio, TX stranger

by David
(San Antonio, TX)

Southeast San Antonio

Southeast San Antonio

This bird showed up a few days ago. First season to see him/ her, and I've lived here my entire life albeit not always bird watching.

The bird is white, the size of a pigeon, but with longer legs. He is alone - no partner or mate seen yet. Between the white plumage, the dark gray/ light black markings around the neck, it looks like a cross between a pigeon and a gull. The pic in flight shows a hawk-like wing style. Pretty aggressive towards the rest of our guests. Only the boat tail grackles pay him no mind. Sorry for The poor quality iPhone pics. I used heavy zoom to get the best look, but resolution and focus suffered. I'm Google and web searched out. Any ideas?

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Apr 29, 2016
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by: Brook

Hi David,

It is a very odd looking bird. I think it is a leucistic (albino) bird but I don't know what species. It's stance is similar to that of a crow, but the tail is very short and there is something else that strikes me as odd that I can't place. I'm not familiar with birds in your area, do you know of any birds that would look like this one but with dark color markings?

It would help with a species ID if you could get another pic and also tell us how and what it is eating, (was it eating seed off the ground, digging, hopping, etc).

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