White tailed blackbird – a photograph
Have you seen a white feathered blackbird like this?
A lot of people are telling me they have seen white feathered blackbirds and I wondered if they were like this bird.
The white feather could be “leucism” or partial albinism, This is a condition where single feathers or patches of feathers are lacking their normal pigment.
It has been connected with lack of correct food. I wondered if this was connected with climate change or with lack of habitat.
In the meantime –
It seems , whatever the reason, there is something wrong for a blackbird to have any white feathers. I will see what else I can find out.