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Old Friday 14th December 2018, 10:21   #1
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A white bird (in Turkey)

Hi everyone,
I took these pics this week in a place where the mountains and a lake are nearby. When i saw this bird, firstly i thought it was an albino Chaffinch. I could take 2 pics in a hurry. Then i noticed that the pics were dark. Unfortunately the bird flied away when i tried to fix my settings. The bird had a strong flight. It seemed a bit bigger than a Chaffinch to me. So i thought it could be another bird such as Snow Finch or Snow Bunting.

My birder friend brightened the photos for me. Is it an albino bird, a Snow Finch, a Snow Bunting or another bird? Thank u for your help in advance...
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Old Friday 14th December 2018, 10:31   #2
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leucistic finch-type bird, not snow bunting or snow finch.
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leucistic finch-type bird, not snow bunting or snow finch.
Agree, dont see why it just cannot be an escaped canary of some plumage form.
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Can't eliminate Canary, but I'm getting a Goldfinch vibe....
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Old Friday 14th December 2018, 12:06   #5
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O.P. suggested it was bigger than a Chaffinch but size is always subjective. To me it seems too stocky for a Goldfinch.

Completely off topic, I found out yesterday that the old Norfolk name for a Goldfinch is a "King Harry".
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