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Leucistic American Coot pix from Compton

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  • naturestoc
    Hi all. Here s a link to a few shots from L.A. last week of a leucistic American Coot. The bird was in the duck pond at Earvin Magic Johnson Park in Compton.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2011
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      Hi all. Here's a link to a few shots from L.A. last week of a leucistic American Coot. The bird was in the duck pond at Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park in Compton. A cool looking bird that I initially thought was some real rarity until it got close! Below is a Wikipedia definition of leucism (FYI) and a link to the photos. dan

      Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals and humans. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin.

      http://naturestoc.smugmug.com/Birds/DucksGeeseLoonsGrebes/4595688_DEwRe

      Dan Brown,
      Sacramento.
      www.naturestoc.smugmug.com
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