What’s Up? – Look what I found…
Look what I found…
Two weeks ago I had the great opportunity to photograph a variety of bird species in my backyard, which most of them are or have been in my backyard previously. As I mentioned on last Monday’s post, I shot many photos… since we had excellent weather conditions favorable for photography.
After going through the photo process ( I shoot RAW mode) I happened to notice a photo of a bird I wasn’t familiar with. I knew it was a sparrow of some kind, I checked and researched and did not find it registered anywhere. However, the body from the neck down was identical to the Chipping Sparrow, and was hanging around with a group of them. I concluded that it was a Leucistic Chipping Sparrow.
Leucism (/ˈluːsɪzəm, -kɪz-/) is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal resulting in white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle, but not the eyes. It is occasionally spelled leukism. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in multiple types of pigment, not just melanin.
Interesting and adorable capture of the Leucistic Chipping Sparrow, Hien, nice find! And your gallery of feathered friends are beautiful! 🙂
Thank you Donna. 🙂
Immagini bellissime, molto apprezzate
Grazie mille Silvia. Saluto. 🙂
Awesome find (you lucky duck – I mean lucky cardinal – I mean lucky HJ)
Thank you Ivette. 🙂
I like your ‘eating lunch’ photographs.
Thank you my friend Susan. 🙂
Such an interesting-looking Chipping Sparrow. I love the shot of the Red-winged Blackbird!
Thank you very much, Clare. 🙂
My pleasure, HJ.
…even though the warbler might be Pumped up on yellow, I think you meant to say yellow-Rumped, H.J. 😊
Oops! You got me there! Thank you very much, Tanja. 🙂
Typos happen all the time to me, too, and I like to be told, so I can correct them. I hope you don’t mind!
Not at all!
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Absolutely striking! Reminds me of our pied Zebra finches- how cool 😍