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This nearly-all-white raptor is a red-tailed hawk! He is leucistic which is different than an albino. Leucism is a condition that inhibits melanin distribution in animals, to different degrees, and is genetic.
Driving home from work the other day, I saw the white hawk in his tree again. Instead of missing this opportunity, I pulled over and snapped a few pictures. He happily sat there for me until some golfers came by and scared him away!