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Mary Ann Metzger
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Category: Leucistic birds
Hello Mary Ann, this House Finch actually has a condition called leucism. It is the partial loss of pigments in an animal’s body which causes the white feathers. I see you tagged it melanism, but melanism is an increased amount of black pigment in an animal’s body. So it’s basically the opposite. Have fun watching that white beauty!
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