Date: 8/31/17 10:58 am From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> Subject: [obol] Re: luecistic pintail
Leucistic birds are fairly common in White-cheeked Pintails. I had assumed that these were domestic selections that have leaked back into free-living populations, but maybe the tendency is more widely present in Pintails. In the Bahamas the White-cheeked Pintails seem to be a mix of wild, feral, and "pet" populations - free-living park populations that get fed, hand-reared birds swimming with "wild" birds etc. The fleucistic ones are easily available for purchase, but i have also seen a few free-living, both in the Bahamas and in south Florida.