Unique White bird

by Jane
(New Braunfels, TX)

White Bird 1

White Bird 1

White Bird 1
White Bird 2
White Bird 3

The small beautiful white bird depicted in the attached photos has been a mystery visitor in our backyard for about six weeks. "He" has adopted a flock of Chipping Sparrows, as well as their habits. They, in turn, have accepted him, so they eat, nest, and hangout together in our trees.

We thought at first he was an escaped parakeet, but his small size seems to preclude his being a member of the parrot family. By small, one can readily estimate his size by comparing him to the Chipping Sparrows on the feeder with him.

Can you help us identify him? We would really appreciate it if you could do so, as we then might be able to determine his vulnerability and subsequently work at a solution to safe-guard him.

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Oct 02, 2014
Another siting? NEW
by: Anonymous

We saw a bird on our porch today a lot like this one in nw indiana

Apr 01, 2012
by: bella39

possibly a leucitric Junco?? shape, wing pattern and size compared to chippers leads to me guess that.

Mar 31, 2012
albino sparrow
by: Anonymous

Could this be an albino sparrow?

Feb 26, 2012
Definitely not a parakeet
by: Darlene

Jane, I love the pictures that you email me. Keep them coming. The shape of his beak also precludes this bird from the parrot family. If you enlarge picture #3 you will see what I mean.

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