[wisb] Leucistic Am. Goldfinch - Langlade Co.
- From: Nancy Richmond <polarpastor@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisbirdn <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:10:54 -0500
I had an interesting visitor to my feeders this morning. A male American Goldfinch that was white everywhere that ought to be yellow. Wings, cap and eye were black. Bill was pink. It appeared to be still moulting - there were a few patches of drab gray brown across the upper back. So my question - what's happening with this bird? It appears to have moulted from a normally colored winter plumage to white. Any ideas? Is this genetic? environmental? Nancy Richmond Polar - Langlade Co.
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