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This is the first bird I've ever found that was leucistic, which is a rare genetic condition that prevents melanin pigments to be deposited into the feathers properly. Otherwise, this is a normal European starling.
Spotted Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in western Washington. Foraging in the sand and mud as the tide was out in the estuary mudflats.
Spotted on Sep 27, 2020
Submitted on Oct 12, 2020
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