Sunday, April 24, 2011

Leucistic Blackbird

A few months ago, in Singleton Park's Botanical Gardens, I spotted a Blackbird with much white in its plumage. I was unable to get a decent photo of it; but, a day or two back, I saw a very similar-looking bird (perhaps the same one) a few hundred yards downhill, in the Ornamental Gardens. I returned today, and was able to get this picture of it:

I am assuming it is a leucistic individual (rather than a partial albino) due to the lack of pink eyes?
I also saw and heard the long-staying Ring-necked Parakeet nearby, although it is becoming increasingly hard to see due to the fast-developing foliage.


  1. Really interesting shot, and bird, Jeremy. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. What a magnificent blackbird Jeremy, great shot!!

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