[CT Birds] leucistic bird ID help
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 27 22:22:43 EST 2015
Lacking pigment in plumage makes it mandatory to determine ID by relative size, shape, and structure. Luckily you have a photo of the leucistic bird with a Northern Cardinal. The bird's bill is much too large for a junco. But given the bird's size, shape, bill, and areas of dark, I would guess that it is a House Sparrow.
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> On Nov 27, 2015, at 9:33 PM, Carol Ansel via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> A leucistic bird has shown up on our feeders - without plumage to rely on, an interesting ID challenge. The beak is very finch-like, but something about it also says junco to me - there’s a tiny bit of black on the right side of the bird. Pictures at http://www.carolansel.com/leucistic <http://www.carolansel.com/leucistic>
> Carol Ansel
> 141 Irving St.
> Mystic CT
> carolansel at gmail.com
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