albino sparrow(pic)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by birdnutz, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. birdnutz

    birdnutz Songster

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    Anyone ever see an albino sparrow? We have 2 of them flying around here. Same clutch maybe?
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  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I've never seen one, thanks for posting pic. I have had an albino crow live around our place for a couple of years.
    Very cool.
     
  3. eenkriek

    eenkriek In the Brooder

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    Are you certain that someone in your neighborhood hasn't "freed" some canaries? Two seems a little suspicious and this guy sure looks like one!
     
  4. JacobsRewardFarm

    JacobsRewardFarm In the Brooder

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    It sure looks like a parakeet to me from this shot... hhmmm. I had a white parakeet as a kid. It was so cool

    Cindy T.
     
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  5. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

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    Wow! That's neat! Thank you so much for posting, I'd never heard of this before though I know all critters can be albino but it is very rare. Thank you!
     
  6. rachel

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    I clicked on it to see the large photo, it definitely has a sparrow style beak, rather than a parrot beak (the kind a parakeet would have). So it's either a white canary or albino sparrow. Have you heard it make any noise? Very cool!
     
  7. JacobsRewardFarm

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    Thanks, Birdnutz, you just taught me to click on the picture to see it larger! And you're right. The beak is all wrong for a parakeet. Sparrow or canary... but very cool.

    Cindy T.
     
  8. birdnutz

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    I don't think it's a parakeet. It's mated and building a nest with a regular colored sparrow. I'm pretty sure that a wild birds will kill a forein(sp?) species of bird. Boy you should of seen the starlings go after my white eyed conure!!
     
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

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    Very cool. I used to breed white finches and had one come out albino. It's rare indeed to see that in the wild!
     
  10. birdnutz

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    I haven't been able to get very close to it. the pics were taken thru a window. I've heard that wild albinos have a higher risk of predation,so shes real flighty and she's always in the flock of birds. So I haven't heard her by herself. I just hope that she lives and maybe give us some more like her. I think maybe I should forward the pics to the audubon society.
     

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