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Alison Charles

Waddington, NY, USA

Description

This oddly marked chickadee has been visiting all winter, but is unusually shy, and hard to get a good look at. The white markings cover the whole black part of his crown

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Oddly Marked Chickadee

Black capped Chickadee?

One reply on “Oddly marked chickadee”

Ava Johnson says:

Hey Alison, this is a condition called leucism. Leucism is the partial loss of pigments in an animal’s body, which results in birds having white feathers. He’s beautiful, have fun watching him!

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