At the Austin Nature and Science Center there lives and has lived for the past 20+ years
an albino (and I do not mean to write leucistic) Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata).
24 May 2008
~ by finchwench on Sunday, 1 June 2008.
Posted in Birdwatching, Wildlife Rehabilitation
It has red eyes, so yes, it is a true albino. If it were leucistic, its eyes would be dark.
Jan Griffiths said this on Sunday, 11 July 2010 at 10:14 | Reply
Actually, considering that the avian eye pigments are pteridines and that albinism affects melanin exclusively, I am not even so certain that the distinction is emphasized correctly.
finchwench said this on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 at 3:28 | Reply
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