Leucistic American Robin
Today I spotted an unusual American Robin at Dorsey's Knob Park. Instead of having the typical orange-colored breast, this one had a white breast. This is a good example of a leucistic animal. Leucism is a condition in which an animal lacks normal pigmentation in some or all body parts. In this case, the robin lacked pigment in its orange body feathers. Fortunately I was able to take a quick cell phone picture of it as it fed in an ornamental fruit tree beside the lodge.
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