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Henry Bogusch

Cleburne, TX


This unusual bird has appeared around my feeder for a month or so. I have never been able to get a good look at it until recently. I would get a glimpse of what looked like a white faced cardinal until I was able to get a picture. I am anxious to know what it is.


White Faced Bird

One reply on “White faced bird”

Ava Johnson says:

Hi Henry, this is known as leucism. Leucism is the partial loss of pigments in an animal which results in white, pale, or patchy coloration. It is a genetic mutation. This bird is indeed a female Cardinal.

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