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Leucistic Red Kite.

By callaby
Taken on our visit to Gigrin Farm on Friday we were lucky to get the above visitor, out of the two that visit I just HAD to get the one decorated with 51.
Many of you will know what leucistic means but for those that do not take a look at the link below. I discovered a new condition and word, Xanthochroism, just need some guidance on how to bring it up in conversation at our next dinner party.

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/leucistic-gigrin.html

Tags: Red Kite Farm Gigrin Leucistic Wildlife and nature

Voters: Derek_Fearn, johnke, DeSilver and 10 more


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johnke 3 223 15
31 Mar 2013 9:48AM
A gorgeous beautifully captured image Callaby...John

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31 Mar 2013 10:13AM
A beautiful image!

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mossy 3 46 1 England
31 Mar 2013 10:38AM
It will be interesting to see if it passes the condition on to any young.


brian.
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:14AM
How lucky were you to see this then Cal,
am very envious!!!
well done on the image and those eyes great!
Lillian
ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
31 Mar 2013 1:11PM
A nice capture
31 Mar 2013 5:47PM
Lovely capture Cal.
Tom.
Coventryphotog Junior Member 3 149 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 10:28PM
Nice one - these leucistic kites at Gigrin are becoming quite well known Smile we visit Nant yr Arian instead...

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