Date: 9/20/19 10:54 pm
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...>
Subject: [wisb] Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird---Southwest Side of Madison
A Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird is being seen in a yard on the
southwest side of Madison (these homeowners hosted an immature male Rufous
Hummingbird that was banded by Mickey O'Connor in October 2015!).
Click on the link below to see photos of this stunning bird (photos
courtesy of Barbara Houlihan, Madison, WI):

https://sites.google.com/view/hummingbirdgardening/leucistic-hummingbird

A decision was made to not band this bird because of the stress on an
already vulnerable bird, the fact that an identification of the species of
the bird was made with the help of experts in the field based on the
photos, and that no banded leucistic or albino hummingbirds have ever been
recovered.

If you wish to read more about leucistic and albino hummingbirds, please
click on this interesting link:

http://www.rubythroat.org/AlbinoMain.html

Unfortunately, visits to the home to see this bird in person will not be
possible. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, Dane County, WI

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Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, Wisconsin, Dane County
Zone 4/5
e-mail: <kathijr...>
website: https://sites.google.com/view/hummingbirdgardening/home
telephone: (608) 233-7397

"Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this
glittering
fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with
reverence..."; (J. J. Audubon)


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