In a recent issue, David Sibley described what to look for on partial albino birds. (They’re also referred to as leucistic.) Partial albinos vary considerably; they can be almost completely white or have a few white feathers among normally colored feathers. They can also look pale tan or gray.
Oddball birds can be seen anywhere in the world. This stunning white Laughing Kookaburra was in Queensland, Australia. Photographer Matt Meersbergen posted a video of it flying and hanging around normally colored kookaburras on YouTube.
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