Sunday, 7 April 2013

Leucistic American Robin

Leucistic American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Waterloo, ON
7 April 2013

    Very near to our home my wife and I discovered this leucistic American Robin this afternoon. This is the third year in a row when we have found such an individual in the Lakeshore Village area where we live. Whether it is the same bird is open to debate. One would surmise that an oddly patterned bird such as this would be more vulnerable to predation and would not attain longevity. Whether it has bred and has produced normal, fertile offspring is open to question also. In any event, it's a very interesting bird to see.


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