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 Post subject: Re: Leucistic Birds
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:52 am 
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A leucistic Cape Glossy Starling seen in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.


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 Post subject: Re: Leucistic Birds
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In March this year at the Oudebaaskraal Dam wall (Tanqua Karoo NP) I got this flock of common waxbills... Amongst them this leucistic waxbill seemed quite at home; part of the family...

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 Post subject: Re: Leucistic Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:37 pm 
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OUPS... it's very visible...
nice sighting :D

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 Post subject: Re: Leucistic Birds
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This "blackbird" has taken leutistic to the max:

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Read on about the whole story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/16646922

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 Post subject: Re: Leucistic Birds
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Partially leucistic Burchell's starling seen at the crossing of S114 with S118...

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 Post subject: Re: Leucistic Birds
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Me again! With another leucistic bird... this time a white-browed sparrow-weaver.

Reporting rate for leucistic birds is around one in 5000!

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 Post subject: Re: Leucistic Birds
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I got another leucistic bird at Grootdraai Dam, thanks to sky sending my the heads-up... Another list to mind! :lol: ...my 8th BOP (Bird with Odd Plumage)

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If you cannot figure out what this is...

Red-knobbed coot

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