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Bald Eagle (Partial Albinism)

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

The five outer primaries on this Bald Eagle are white on each wing on this unusual bird. It has symetrical partial albinism also known as leucism. It lacks any melanin in these particular feathers.

Habitat:

Southeast Alaska coast in Pavlof Bay, feeding near salmon stream.

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7 Comments

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 8 years ago

Thank you Keith.

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

Gorgeous bird!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 8 years ago

Thank you Joshua

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

3rd picture is gorgeous! and nice spotting :)

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 8 years ago

Thank you Emily.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

How very interesting! Beautiful bird, beautiful spotting!

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

very nice spotting :D if you have any spottings on the westcoast please submit to this mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1474... !

DonnaPomeroy
Spotted by
DonnaPomeroy

Alaska, USA

Spotted on Aug 22, 2012
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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