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):
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: