jackohara11's picture

Mutated Sparrow?

Observed: 15th June 2013 By: jackohara11
IMG_0611
IMG_0614
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) interacts

Comments

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Short Straw

Poor Fella

WLR

Whats Happening with Nature ??? Visit the Nature Blog

http://florafaunauk.blogspot.co.uk/

www.ukwildlife.net

Supporting FEET Conservation work & Biodiversity Recording

http://www.ebid.net/uk/stores/medic1/Natural-History

Amadan's picture

Not mutated -

But leucistic, I think. This is caused by a lack of pigment, but unlike albinism it isn't usually genetic. It is linked to poor diet or illness in most cases, I believe.
Ophrys is probably right about the species (he usually is!), but with very pale birds like this, it's difficult to be sure.