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Leucistic Birds

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Re: Leucistic Birds

Unread postby Caracal » 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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Re: Leucistic Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:31 pm

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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Re: Leucistic Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:37 pm

OUPS... it's very visible...
nice sighting :D
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Re: Leucistic Birds

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:11 pm

This "blackbird" has taken leutistic to the max:

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Re: Leucistic Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:30 pm

Partially leucistic Burchell's starling seen at the crossing of S114 with S118...

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Re: Leucistic Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:16 pm

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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Re: Leucistic Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:26 am

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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Red-knobbed coot

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