Date: 12/30/19 11:59 am
From: Andy Sanford <asanford2000...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Leucistic junco (?)
Hi, Chris,

I’ve found the following article to be very useful on this topic:
https://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/08/abnormal-coloration-in-birds-melanin-reduction/

-Andy Sanford, Marblehead

> On Dec 30, 2019, at 2:50 PM, Chris Heys <chris.p.heys...> wrote:
>
> Very neat. Does anyone reading this have a quick and dirty rundown on the difference between albinism and leucism in our avifauna?
>
> I understand albinism is loss of melanin while leucism is loss of other pigments aside from melanin and it did not affect the eyes. But is there a way to use the terms correctly simply by observing a particular bird?
>
> Chris Heys
> Jaffrey NH
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