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Old Monday 18th May 2020, 21:12   #1
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Seeking help with odd bird identification (Pics)

Hello folks,

I am a new member in central New Hampshire, USA. I am reaching out as there has been a very odd bird visiting the area under my feeder for the last two day.

I have been totally baffled in my attempts to identify the bird in various field guides and online. I have attached photos of the bird for review.

The animal is between the size of an oriole and a robin, is very vocal with a regular loud PEEEEEP. In flight the bird has striking red shoulders and a striped tail. Any help in identification would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Monday 18th May 2020, 21:19   #2
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Partial albino young male Red-winged Blackbird would be my guess.
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I agree with fugl, Red-winged Blackbird with partial albinism.

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I agree with fugl, Red-winged Blackbird with partial albinism.

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Partial leucism- you can't have partial albinism.
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Partial leucism- you can't have partial albinism.
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Old Tuesday 19th May 2020, 07:35   #6
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Partial leucism- you can't have partial albinism.
Yes, you can. The meaning is self-evident (unlike “leucism’s”) and, in any case, the common speech isn’t bound by the laws of genetics. Note also that Sibley uses “partial albino” in his field guides, the most widely used by serious birders in North America.

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Yes, you can. The meaning is self-evident (unlike “leucism’s”) and, in any case, the common speech isn’t bound by the laws of genetics. Note also that Sibley uses “partial albino” in his field guides, the most widely used by serious birders in North America.
We've had this debate numerous times, surely we've got it covered somewhere.

Here's one thread at least where it's debated, from about post 19.

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread...light=albinism
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Old Tuesday 19th May 2020, 23:50   #8
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We've had this debate numerous times, surely we've got acovered somewhere.

Here's one thread at least where it's debated, from about post 19.

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread...light=albinism
Lordy, I'd forgotten about that one which did go on and on alright with no minds being changed. But my intention in post #6 was not to re-open the debate but simply to set aeshna5 straight.

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Lordy, I'd forgotten about that one which did go on and on alright with no minds being changed. But my intention in post #6 was not to re-open the debate but simply to set aesha5 straight.
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Broomjob - it looks to be an aberrant Red-winged Blackbird (or a partially leucistic Red-winged Blackbird). Welcome to BF btw ...
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Lordy, I'd forgotten about that one which did go on and on alright with no minds being changed. But my intention in post #6 was not to re-open the debate but simply to set aeshna5 straight.
We'll have to agree to disagree then!
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