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Unknown bird 3

Observed: 14th January 2012 By: Apaulo1990
Unknown bird 3
Unknown bird 2
Unknown bird 1

I do not recognize this bird, nor can I find anything like it in the books I have. I wonder if anyone can identify it? It looks like a sparrow but has a lot of white markings on head, back, wings and chest

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) interacts


KelsaeJohn's picture

Unknown Bird

I'm fairly certain this is a house sparrow. The extensive white markings suggest it is what is known as a leucistic bird (part albino)

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Leucistic house sparrow

Thanks so much for helping - I wondered if there was such a thing as alinism in birds. Now I know. I saw the little leucistic sparrow several more times, and got better photos this weekend which I will upload when I have a minute or two.

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See http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/241035.



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