Tonights offering is of a Leucistic Red Kite taken again at Gigrin last weekend. An explanation of Leucistic is below for those who are not familiar with the expression:
"Leucistic means that the colouration is mainly pure white and not the usual reds and blacks of a 'normal' kite. Leucism differs from albinism in that pigment is not entirely absent - in most cases it is at least retained in the eyes. This Leucistic individual is mainly white, and has blue eyes - not to be confused for Albino which means the lack of colouring evidenced by pink eyes."
The upper plumage of this bird is very very white but underneath it appears darker although nothing like the colouring of the Red Kite. You can also see that this one has been tagged on its wings.
Thanks for the votes & comments on yesterdays upload - much appreciated, Take care all,
Wildlife and nature
Leucistic Red Kite
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