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Blackbird with white feathers

Observed: 30th November 2008 By: es349es349’s reputation in Birds
Albino Blackbird 1
Albino Blackbird 2

This bird was turning over the leaves and moving like a Blackbird, but the white feathers where obviously intriguing. Looking it up in a book it said that albino blackbirds were not uncommon, but I have never seen another and this was a first.

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Species with which Blackbird (Blackbird) interacts


Rob Coleman's picture

Partial albinism seems to be

Partial albinism seems to be fairly common in Blackbirds - I've seen this quite a few times - often requires a double take!

Rob Coleman

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Partial albinism

Thanks Rob,

I did wonder how common it was, and whether many other people had seen this.

Liz Strange