White Birds - photos and discussion

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Re: Leucistic Birds - photos and discussion

Postby George Hobson » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:54 pm

Possible juv tui, seeing there isn't heaps of tuftyness?
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Re: Leucistic Birds - photos and discussion

Postby Amber Calman » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:18 am

I've seen ones i think are adults with not much tuft
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Re: Leucistic Birds - photos and discussion

Postby George Hobson » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:22 am

Huh, that's interesting.... are you sure it was an adult? I've never seen an adult tui with not much tuft.
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Re: Leucistic Birds - photos and discussion

Postby Michael » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:21 pm

I've seen definite adults completely lacking of tufts or any sign of one. I have encountered few tui with massive tufts, generally I find them worn and tatty, so I would call this an adult.
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Leucistic morepork

Postby Michael Szabo » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:28 am

This photo of a leucistic morepork taken in Pukenui Forest, Whangarei, was posted on Facebook on 21 September:
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Re: Leucistic Birds - photos and discussion

Postby George Hobson » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:52 pm

Wow what a cool bird!
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Re: Leucistic Birds - photos and discussion

Postby David Riddell » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:19 pm

Philippa Stevenson in Tamahere just sent us this photo of a leucistic starling on her lawn. The normal white spots of a starling are just barely visible.
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Re: Leucistic Birds - photos and discussion

Postby Michele Nel » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:50 pm

Would this be a leucistic House Sparrow ? Seen in Auckland. Thx Michele

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Re: Leucistic Birds - photos and discussion

Postby SomesBirder » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:22 pm

Yes. Definitely not an escaped finch of any kind.
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Re: White Birds - photos and discussion

Postby Ian Southey » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:32 am

This is the pale Turnstone from Tapora on 29/9.

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