Unknown bird

by Joy
(Hammond,ny)



Mostly white bird with black on wing. All by itself. Has come to bird feeder since 11/2015

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Feb 03, 2016
unknown bird NEW
by: Brook

hi Joy,
This little bird is in the sparrow family (a sparrow beak) and it is an albino and due to the black wing feathers it is difficult to ID the exact type of sparrow. I'm sure that your nearest Audubon Society would be grateful if you report it to them as a "Rare Bird Siting" because white sparrows are extremely rare.

Continue your birding and have fun,

Feb 03, 2016
Unknown bird NEW
by: Anonymous

Someone else said it was an albino goldfinch

Feb 02, 2016
Unknown bird NEW
by: John

There is a bird common to the New York area which has similar white coloration and size, some have slightly more black on wings or wing bars.

The bird is known as a Snow Bunting.

The bird at your feeder might possibly be in the Snow Bunting family or might be an albino version of a similar sized bird in perhaps the finch family.

John - Cottage Grove, MN

Feb 02, 2016
Bird type NEW
by: Anonymous

Some type of albino.

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