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White capped bird (1 Viewer)


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I live in Dover, NH. Today a small brown/grey bird with an astonishing full white cap was feeding on the floor of my deck. The cap honestly looked like someone had dumped snow on the top of its head - no stripes, etc. Any idea what it could be?


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delia todd

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Hi byacubian and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

I'm going to move your post to the ID forum, someone will soon be along who will be able to help you.

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KC Foggin

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It would be great if you could get a picture of it. ;)

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Joern Lehmhus

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It could certainly also be a leucistic bird, an individual of one of your comoner species showing an atypical white patch,

here´s a link to some leucistic American robins for example

occasionally such white patches can be a neat cap, but as you see they could also be at any other part of a bird

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