Pure white spotted shag, Otago Harbour

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Michael Szabo
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Pure white spotted shag, Otago Harbour

Postby Michael Szabo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:30 pm

A pure white spotted shag was seen by Monarch Tours in Otago Harbour "this week". They say they think its leucistic rather than albino because of the darker eye.

Photo by Jurgen Goosens: https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... e=5735E4C7
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Re: Pure white spotted shag, Otago Harbour

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:54 pm

Just wondering if anyone has seen this bird since the original observation 2 years ago?
It really should be written up in Southern Bird or Notornis.
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Michael Szabo
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Re: Pure white spotted shag, Otago Harbour

Postby Michael Szabo » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:18 am

A record of this bird was published with a colour photo in the June 2016 Birds New Zealand magazine (formerly Southern Bird) on pages 18-19.
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andrewcrossland
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Re: Pure white spotted shag, Otago Harbour

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:07 pm

Ah sorry, I missed it.....

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