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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Leucistic sp.

Not a rarity I know so plse 'scuse, but observer would appreciate an opinion To me looks like part leucistic Chaffinch with v pale bare parts - any other ideas? White rump presumably just due to the leucism.


Mark Hipkin said...

Hi John, looks like a Spuggy to me. I had a completely white House Sparrow in the garden a few years back, but the bare parts weren't as bright as on this individual.

John Wilson said...

Yep on reflection I think you're right - non-white plumage is generally brown & no hint of wing bar. Ta.

Barry Stewart said...

I'd go along with Mark on this one too.