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Menomonee Falls, WI, USA
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?
Albino house finch?
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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