White Birds - photos and discussion

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Michael Szabo
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'White' NZ Fantail, Bream Bay Lodge

Postby Michael Szabo » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:16 am

A photo of a 'white' NZ Fantail at Bream Bay Lodge has been posted to Facebook by Shaun Lee.

Link to photo: https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5C023D13
'New Zealand Birders' Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/857726274293085/
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Re: White Birds - photos and discussion

Postby ThomasBirder » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:01 pm

I’ve seen a partially leucistic Blackbird in Kohimarama around the main road, mostly on its back.
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Re: White Birds - photos and discussion

Postby Olwen » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:53 pm

It was white on its back mostly?
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Re: White Birds - photos and discussion

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:25 am

White SI tomtit recorded near Harihari last week: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/16429603
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Re: White Birds - photos and discussion

Postby Raewyn » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:33 pm

This is another sparrow near where I saw the one I posted a few weeks ago. This one was at the "village" at the bottom of 17th Ave Tauranga. I meant to go back and try for better photos but it's not happening so I'm posting what I did get.
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Re: White Birds - photos and discussion

Postby Raewyn » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:36 pm

And another partially leucistic bird I've seen recently is this coot at Sullivan Lake Whakatane
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