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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Leucistic Steller's Jay ?

April 23/2013 Hemlock Ski Resort. Sunny
I am asking if anyone can shed light on this bird's markings. I believe it to be a Leucistic Steller's Jay.
The bird can be found easily next to the office just before the chair lift. Take some offerings and you'll find the flock. Also present are a few Gray Jays.
leucistic |luːˈsɪstɪk| adjective Zoology
(of an animal) having whitish fur, plumage, or skin due to a lack of pigment.
Steller's Jay (possibly Leucisitic)

3 comments:

  1. John, great capture! I think you are right!

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  2. The bird is indeed Leusistic as confirmed by numerous birders far more experienced than me.

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