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White House Sparrow

Observed: 7th October 2009 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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1591 House Sparrow D 02

An leucistic house sparrow

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) interacts


lst55's picture


I learnt on iSpot earlier this year that this 'partial albinism' is actually called leucism. Have a look at this link for the definition and some great examples:



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leg ring

I doubt the leg ring number could be read in the field, but whether the ringer could be found and the identity discovered that way? It can't be that common to ring a leucistic bird.

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Leucistic sparrow

This is an interesting colouration, it has kept its primaries only. Even the bill is 'washed out'. Contact the BTO (bto.org.uk) and see if they can find the ringing record.

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