[CT Birds] white blue jays

Anthony Zemba AZemba at MaguireGroup.com
Thu Mar 22 13:52:26 EDT 2007

Not all colors in birds are a reflection of light. It is true that blue is not the result of blue pigment, but rather a result of how color is reflected (or absorbed)from the feathers. Some colors are derived from pigments. And still others occur as a combination of both. THe retainage of black suggests that melanins (a common pigment in birds) were not reduced as in the case of albinism and therefore the bird may simply be leucistic and not a partial albino. But don't quote me on that. ANyone else?

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