Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: White blackbird

  1. #1
    Benjy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Loch Lomond Scotland
    Posts
    880
    Real Name
    Bernard Boyle

    White blackbird

    Caught this chap today white blackbird<Leusistic>....any comments welcome....White blackbird.....White blackbird

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    11,698

    Re: White blackbird

    I have seen them with white patches, Bernard, but have never actually seen an all white one.

    The eye seems dark so it certainly looks leusistic instead of being an albino.

    Is leusistic the correct spelling? At the moment I can't find anywhere to check it.

  3. #3
    Benjy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Loch Lomond Scotland
    Posts
    880
    Real Name
    Bernard Boyle

    Re: White blackbird

    Geoff,Leucistic is correct spelling,it just flies around as normal blackbirds do,thought it may be attacked by other birds but it seems to be ok,thanks for viewing....

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    1,714
    Real Name
    Sergio

    Re: White blackbird

    Very interesting, Bernard, didn't know such a bird existed.

    Sergio

  5. #5
    Benjy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Loch Lomond Scotland
    Posts
    880
    Real Name
    Bernard Boyle

    Re: White blackbird

    Sergio,I had never seen one before a chance remark a fellow said progressed into the bird being another fellows garden,I went there this morning sure enough it was there within two minutes,something to do with its plumage called Leucistic.......thanks for viewing

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •