Albino Blue Jay

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.

2 Responses to “Albino Blue Jay”

  1. It has red eyes, so yes, it is a true albino. If it were leucistic, its eyes would be dark.

    • 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.

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