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Our Winter Bird Highlights, summarizing the results from the 2022-23 season, is now online.


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h lambart

Steamboat Springs, CO, USA


99.9% White leucistic variant. Found among a widely dispersed flock of 10-12 normal Steller’s Jays. It exhibited typical Steller’s Jay flight and feeding habits. Apparently only a single thin tail feather with normal blueish color.


Leucistic birds


White (leucistic) Steller’s Jay

White leucistic Steller's Jay (No pink eyes, and apparently just a single typical bluish color feather in tail)

2 replies on “White (leucistic) Steller’s Jay”

Jan Lovingier says:

We saw one in our area of the Sierra Nevadas. Are they an anomaly?

Karen Donnersba ch says:

I live in a little town called Amboy, WA and this is the first time I’ve seen a Steller Jay that is white instead of the blue black Steller Jay’s that I’m use to seeing.

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