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David Voelz

Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

Description

We regularly see finches, sparrows, nuthatches and chickadees at our feeders. But recently I saw a flash of white and could not identify this bird. I finally concluded that it is an abnormally colored horse finch. How unusual is this?

Category

Leucistic birds

Species

Albino House Finch?

Albino house finch?

One reply on “Albino house finch?”

Ava says:

Hello. This bird does indeed have some type of pigmentation condition, but it is more likely leucistic than albino. It might be a House Finch but it could also be a Purple Finch.
There is about a 1 in 30,000 chance that a bird will be albino or leucistic.
Hope this helped!

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