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.

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

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  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!!!!

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  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™‚

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  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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