Re: Albino-type Bohemian Waxwing
You captured a wonderful picture of a leucistic Bohemian Waxwing next
to a normally pigmented bird. An excellent picture. However, it is
not an albino, it is leucistic. A leucistic bird or animal has
pigment which is pale, lacking intensity of color. An albino is
devoid of pigment. An albino has all white hair or feathers and the
irises of the eyes are pink, colored only by the presents of blood.
--- In AKBirding@yahoogroups.com, "c_griz" <c_griz@...> wrote:
> After futilely chasing an oddly light-brown Bohemian Waxwing all
> around downtown Seward for the past week, I was lucky today to see
> right outside my window, perched with other, normally pigmented
> waxwings. It seems to be totally accepted by the flock, and has
> somehow miraculously escaped the neighborhood sharp-shinned hawk. A
> photo is posted under Griswold.
> Happy Birding!
> Carol Griswold
> Seward Alaska