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Friday, January 15, 2016

Partial Albino American Robin - Photograph

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This is 4 of 6 posts of photographs that I took in the Ash Creek Open Space walking area in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I noticed white feathers on one of the American Robins that was among a group of them here. I thought it was unusual. When I got home and did an Internet search, I discovered this was a partial albino American Robin, which I didn't know existed until now! I was very fortunate to get photos of this unusual occurrence in the species!

The first photograph is my entry for the following:

Week That Has Been
Wild Bird Wednesday (my second entry this week)
Camera Critters
I'd Rather Be Birding
Saturday's Critters

Updated Jan 17, 2016: It is possible this was a leucistic American Robin because now I'm not sure about the type (partial albino or leucistic). This American Robin had normal colored eyes (not pink), but it had white feathers in its chest (mottled red and white chest) and on its back. When it took flight, the back feathers were pure white. I need to return to this park to get more photos of this bird.

11 comments:

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Interesting.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely bird. Have a great weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Anne. Very cool sighting of the partial albino Robin. It is beautiful, great photos.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) I have never seen one, in books or film. With it's mottled breast he is well camouflaged.Good find!:)

Lea said...

Very interesting!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Anni said...

In the bird kingdom, if the eyes are pink it's albino....if the eyes are 'natural color' it's called luecistic [hope I spelled that correctly]

Fantastic images...that was a GREAT find.
Thanks for sharing the link this week!!

Anni said...

ps....lEUsistic...instead of luesistic

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Such an interesting post and great photos!
Have a lovely new week ahead!

BumbleVee said...

it's definitely odd....

Marie C said...

Great encounter! Wonderful photos and info of course! Really cool!

twobarkingdogs said...

I am definitely looking forward to spotting the first Robin ....