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Carlyle, Illinois, United States
Note the bird on the left. Possibly a hybrid? Its behavior is slightly different, also. Rather than sitting in the feeder like the rest of the House Finches, this bird grabbed a sunflower seed and flew to a nearby perch to consume it. The bird’s back is slightly different from House Finches, too.
Species: House Finch
Leucistic house finch.
This is a leucistic house finch.
“Leucism (/ˈluːsɪzəm, -kɪz-/) is a term used to describe a wide variety of conditions which result in the partial loss of pigmentation in an animal—which causes white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticles, but not the eyes.”
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