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LuAnne Letizia

Hamilton, IN, USA

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This is the first time that I’ve ever seen this bird. Could it be an Albino American Goldfinch?

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Leucistic birds

Albino Goldfinch?

Could this be an albino goldfinch?

One reply on “Albino goldfinch?”

Ava Johnson says:

Hi LuAnne, this is called leucism. It is basically partial albinism. The difference is that albino birds are fully white (not including legs and beak) with red/pink eyes. Leucistic animals can be fully white but they have black eyes. Since you can see some yellow on this goldfinch, it is definitely leucistic. Hope this helped!
Ava

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