[Tweeters] White-morph Varied Thrush

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 20:18:21 PST 2022

Today I saw a white-morph (?) Varied Thrush. I was totally flummoxed at the
striking sight. Ignorant of what many birds look like, the names wagtail
and wheatear bounced around in my excited noggin. I fired off a really
cruddy phone photo of my camera's display to a couple of friends, then
called one -- Jeff Kozma. He rapidly realized it was a Varied Thrush
without the colors. Thanks yet again Jeff. I posted a photo on Flicker.
It's still rough, but gives a hint.

I don't know what the appropriate term is for this plumage. It seems
carotinoids didn't make it into the feathers.

I also found and photographed yet another Intergrade Northern Flicker that
could very easily be mistaken for, or passed off as, a Yellow-shafted
Flicker using my photos. Another good day.


Good Birding,
Kevin Lucas
Yakima County, WA

*Qui tacet consentire videtur*
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