Tag Archives: Leucistic

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The White Edition

While the newspapers wrote about a Great White in the waters of Hawaii, I visited our own ‘white monster’: a leucistic Great Crested Grebe. Since I had never seen one, I decided to spend my […]

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Blackbird half-finished?

Earlier this week I found a leucistic Common Blackbird. Leucism is a general term for the phenotype resulting from defects in pigment cell differentiation and/or migration from the neutral to skin, hair, or feathers during development (source: Wikipedia). This individual was […]

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