[va-richmond-general] Re: Leucistic Downy

  • From: "Clapp, Roger" <CLAPPR@xxxxxx>
  • To: <warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <WEalding@xxxxxxx>, <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 09:57:02 -0400

Ms. Ealding is correct.  Leucism refers to a dilution of plumage,
albinism to purely white feathers, a bird with some white feathers is a
partial albino


(According to technical references anyway)



Roger B. Clapp

Museum Specialist


(and it is a good deal less common than partial albinism).




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Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Leucistic Downy




I thought leusistic mean't that some feathers that were normally
pigmented are white. Maybe what you have is really a color variation.
Maybe Bob Reilly will pick this up and have more info on that.


Al Warfield

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Subject: [va-richmond-general] Leucistic Downy


At my feeder today, a Downy that was light brown where it would normally
be black.


Wendy Ealding

Powhatan County


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