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Ring-billed Gull (leucistic)

Larus delawarensis

Description:

Typical size and shape of common ring-billed gull. All-feathers.

Habitat:

Pond at city park.

Notes:

Discussion of albinism/ leucism in birds: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/AboutBi... "Typically birds with abnormally white feathers do not survive long because they are so much more visible to predators. Those that do survive may have trouble attracting a mate. Consequently, the mutated genes that cause albinism and leucism are less likely to be passed on to a new generation."

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Jaybird
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Spotted on Nov 12, 2009
Submitted on Oct 12, 2011

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