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Heather Fyfe

Welland, ON, Canada


Spotted an unusual member of visiting cowbird flock. What would cause all the white markings?

Cowbird With White?

Travelling with brown headed cowbirds. Lots of white on breast , wings and tail.

4 replies on “Cowbird with white?”

Jan Somers says:

I see same in my yard. Did you determine what it is, with the white? I dont see any pics of this in bird books.

Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

Hello all, This bird has a form of leucism or albinism, which are conditions that cause abnormalities in the deposition of pigment in feathers. You can learn more about color variants here.

Texas Bird Family says:


Melanie Hinckley says:

Is this an albino cowbird? I cannot copy and paste my photo, but it’s pure white all over.

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