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Photo showcase: Six great reader images of albino and partial albino birds

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.

David Sibley explains what to look for the next time you see a partial albino bird.

Below are photos of six oddball birds that we found in our Atypical Birds Gallery and the BirdWatching Magazine Flickr group. Enjoy!

Dark-eyed Junco by Diane Doran

Dark-eyed Junco by Diane Doran
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Diane Doran found this pied Dark-eyed Junco in her backyard in Toronto last October. It looks similar to the junco Sibley painted for his column in the magazine.

Read a preview of our February 2014 issue.

Have you photographed an oddball bird? Post your shot in our Atypical Birds Gallery!

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