Saturday, January 7, 2017

Uncommon Grackle

It is snowing today, five inches and counting. So I first thought this Common Grackle had done a face-plant and had a snow mask. Worthy of a photo.

But then I noticed the tail.

How would but one tail feather get covered with snow?

Not snow, rather the bird is leucistic, a condition in which melanin, and the cells that produce it, is missing.

Makes for a curious looking bird.

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