29 Nov 2008

Leucistic Red Kite

Taken in Wales, two years ago.
Thanks Warren for the ID,
A LEUCISTIC RED KITE , Mmmm !!would this be, to the uninitiated an Albino Red Kite?


  1. looks like a leucistic Red Kite to me Dave.

  2. Dave,
    Albino and Leucistic aren't quite the same thing. Albinism is when a creature is ALL white, whith pink eyes. Leucism is when a creature is mostly white but contains some normal pigmentation.Hope this helps!

  3. Thanks Warren, a very precise expanation, thanks for that, any visitor will be now left in no doubt.