Wild Bird Wednesday 158–Albino Pigeon

Wild Bird Wednesday

This is a first for me–an Albino Pigeon

Albino Pigeon

Albino Pigeon

It stands out from the other pigeons with it’s bright white plumage–not usually a good thing in a world full of predators. Add in the fact their vision is poor in daylight, one can see why they are rare.ย 

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37 thoughts on “Wild Bird Wednesday 158–Albino Pigeon

    • I considered that, Margaret. The white variety of ring-neck dove is smaller than this one. Your question encouraged me to do more research. There are white homing/racing pigeons, and they are more the size of this one, but none of the photos I took show a leg band. I don’t know what to think now, and welcome input from other birders.


  1. Patti, you find the greatest treasures and capture then beautifully on film! Thanks so much for sharing with us.


  2. i had one visit me many years ago but i was not sure what it was. mine did have a small amount of black as well so who knows. my visitor was tagged and stayed a few days, then i never saw it again ~ boo – hoo!!!!


  3. Ohhhhh! How beautiful! I love pigeons and recently learned they are close relatives to doves. Mom used to take us to the park to feed the pigeons. But I have never seen an albino version. You find the most stunning photo ops Patti and thank you so much for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. What a beautiful bird with the shining white feathers. I’ve never seen pigeons around my yard at all, I guess they are not country birds. I do finally have a Mourning Dove.


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