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Kae McDonald

Carbondale, Colorado, USA

Description

I noticed a white-headed pine siskin at our feeder this weekend. It is on the right, outer-most corner.

Category

Leucistic birds

Species

White-headed Pine Siskin

I noticed a white-headed pine siskin at our feeder this weekend. It is on the right, outer-most corner.

4 replies on “White-headed Pine Siskin”

John Clement says:

We have had one here in Gunnison for the last week or so. Did you find out if this is a normal variation?

Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

Hi John, This bird has some sort of pigment abnormality – likely leucism or albinism. You can learn more about color variants here.

John Clement says:

We will look into that. It was back this morning. We are trying to get a clear picture of it. Do you know when that picture was taken? I can’t see a date. This one is fairly close to Carbondale, maybe 60 miles as the siskin flies, on the other side of the Elk Range.

Joyce says:

I also see one consistently at my feeder in Olympia WA

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