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Strange white bird

Postby grahame » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:38 pm

What is it?
Last month I posted re possible snow bunting at Balgavies
Now I think it might be leucistic ? chaffinch
Any better ideas?
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Re: Strange white bird

Postby richardblackburn » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:56 pm

I think this may be a female chaffinch with leucistic head colouring - I saw one at Loch of the Lowes on Monday.

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Re: Strange white bird

Postby Nicola Main » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:48 pm

Yes definitely a partially leucistic Chaffinch. I hear 'Blondie' is quite popular at the Loch of the Lowes.

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Re: Strange white bird

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:49 pm

Its definitely a Snow Chaffinch possibly subspecies Fringilla photoshopius found mainly in Scandinavian tundra areas beyond the Arctic circle.

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Re: Strange white bird

Postby grahame » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:23 am

possibly subspecies Fringilla photoshopius

Any particular reason for this suggestion?

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Re: Strange white bird

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:50 pm

CHris the photo is right there in the first post.
Check your browser settings perhaps? Press F5 to refresh if internet explorer.
Not viewed on ipad or Mac so not sure if that causes any problems with viewing.
Personally (not that I know much) but think leucistic Chaffinch is right.

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Re: Strange white bird

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:05 am

No humour - I'll stick by my 'photoshopius'


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