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Traci McDonough

Fountaintown, IN, USA


This Junco has been visiting our feeder and I noticed his tail is white. I’m not certain if it’s leucistic or just has a couple of new feathers that came in white, as I read sometimes happens. Perhaps someone can let me know.


Leucistic birds


White-Tailed Junco

Dark-eyed, Light-tailed Junco

2 replies on “White-Tailed Junco”

Arlene says:

I was just looking to see what this little one was because we had a similar visitor today. We get many juncos, but I had never seen one with just white tail feathers. Thank you for posting!

Ava Johnson says:

It’s most likely that he was attacked by something and lost his tail feathers and they just grew back white. When he molts next they should return to their normal color.

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