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Albino Mourning Dove? Dallas, Texas. (1 Viewer)


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I'm colorblind, so I'm not very good with colors, but the way to tell if it's an albino or not is by the color of the bill/eyes/legs. They'll all be pink. Your bird has some colored plumage on the chest, making it either a Leucistic (partial-albino) bird or one with plumage stains. Once again, you'll have to call the color of the bill/eyes/legs to determine whether this is a Leucistic or albino bird.

DFW Urban Wildlife

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The eyes are red, the bill and feet are pink. I think the bird is definitely an albino. I'm not sure if it is a mourning dove or not. Other possibilities are white-winged doves, or maybe an escaped pet. I never got a look at the tail, which I think would have helped with the ID.
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