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Infant White Sparrow

Infant White Sparrow
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Crowther (doogie) (66)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Albinism and leucism, Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-14 22:20
Viewed: 8984
Points: 6
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This a rare siting of an albino Sparrow that frequents our yard. I have never before seen or spoken to anyone else that has. It is just a baby new out of the nest and is still being feed by both its parents which are normal brown coloured

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Hallo Doug
Now is this not a beautiful little bird, and so innocent looking! One can clearly see that it is still and infant but already it has some striking features that are well shown in your image. I also have a baby sparrow in my gallery, but must admit that I have never seen or knew of the existence of a white one. This is an adorable little fluff ball, that one easily would like to cuddle.
Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

really a beautiful white bird. i am seeing this first time. i feel a percentage of out of focus in some part of the bird.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2009-12-15 2:17]

Interesting post. It is so cute. I wish it can survive with this odd color. TFS.

Hi Doug,
Beautiful bird. Very well captured.
To be accurate this is not an albino. Leucism and albinism both produce white animals but they are different phenomenons bases on different physiological reasons.
Rare sighting indeed.

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