[CT Birds] Leucistic House Sparrow

Lynn Jones lynnjones11 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 08:58:58 EDT 2013

A volunteer from the Peabody Museum has a leucistic House Sparrow visiting
her feeder in West Haven.  She was wondering if there is a way to identify
the sex of the bird (beyond my skill level).  Feathers are completely
lacking pigment and the bill is a light shade of beige (slightly lighter
than typical non-breeding coloring).  Her only picture is available on
facebook for those of you who have a facebook account and can be viewed

Thanks for any info.

Lynn A. Jones
Museum Assistant
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven, CT

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