[Tweeters] leucistic parrot (this includes a working link to the photo!)

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 08:04:04 PST 2021

hello again, everyone,

please accept my apologies for my previous, unsuccessful, attempts to share
a photo of a supposedly "leucistic" lory.

a story about this "mutant" lorikeet has just hit the news now and is
featured in The Daily Mail Australia:


i think that you now can see the photos of a "normal" versus a "mutant"
rainbow lorikeet.

as i mentioned in my previous messages, i'm interested to know what birders
might describe this bird as being ... leucistic? (despite this term being
applied to the lack of melanin-based pigments in plumage, which is NOT the
source of this bird's peculiar colouring) or "pied"/"piebald" which is, at
best, an imprecise term.


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