# Sunday, January 29, 2012

This unusual white blackbird has recently been pictured in a park in Nottinghamshire. The bird is leucistic, a genetic mutation which prevents pigments from being deposited normally in its feathers. Despite white birds being more vulnerable to predators it has been living in the the woodland of Rufford Abbey Country Park for the past four years and during that time has gradually shed any black plumage to become completely white.

posted on Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:14:50 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
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