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White Goldfinch (1 Viewer)


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Aberrant plumage is quite common in birds. Caged bird keepers will also breed such birds.


Bah humbug
On the other hand such birds are quite rare/unusual at the sightings level ...

Leucistic Goldfinch (hard to see/know whether a wild bird or escaped cage bird as Mono says).

Nice sighting anyway, and welcome to BF (y)

KC Foggin

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Hi there Scott and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)
We're glad you found us and please join in wherever you like. ;)

This is the very first Leucistic Goldfinch I have seen an image of.

delia todd

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Hi Scott and a warm welcome from me too. An amazing spot for you; it'll be so nice to be able to recognise him straightaway when he visits your feeders. I occasionally get birds in with just the odd white feather, but haven't seen any so strongly affected by leucism as this.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.

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