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vernon rogers

Goodyear, AZ, USA


Black Eurasian Collared Dove


Leucistic birds

Dark Colored Eurasian Collared Dove

One reply on “Dark colored Eurasian Collared Dove”

Ava Johnson says:

Hi Vernon, I believe that this is Melanism. Melanism is an increased amount of black pigments in an animal, resulting in dark or black areas. I see you tagged this as leucistic, but leucism is basically the opposite. Leucism is a partial loss of pigments, causing white or pale areas. Great find!

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