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Indian Palm squirrel

Funambulus palmarum

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I have seen a complete albino Indian Palm Squirrel but never a leucistic like this!! Albinism is a hereditary disorder associated with just one pigment, leucism is associated with multiple pigments. The main key identification factor of leucism and albinism is the eye color. The albinos have red color while leucistics have normal colored eyes. Leucistics are usually blonde or with patches of normal and pale colors. However this palm squirrel is a real wonder, just look at how it is half normal and half abino, it is ad if the squirrel was powdered from half was down. It was a treat to watch this wonder.

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KarthikAk
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KarthikAk

Shivamogga, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 29, 2015
Submitted on Jan 29, 2015

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