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Unusual black bird with white spots ... NJ, USA (1 Viewer)


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I live in between woods and a small lake and when I got home today I spotted a large black bird with white spots under its wings. He was flying through the trees so couldnt get a better look but he was the size of a very large crow or small hawk. Didn't look like a northern mockingbird as was too big and all black aside from white spots. I'm far from an expert but I'm familiar with the many birds in my area.
Any ideas?
It might be an effect of what they call leucism where certain pigments of a bird have white where there should be another color.

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