A surprising Purple Finch
Not to be outdone by the pink American Goldfinch featured in the last post, FeederWatcher Charles Makarewich in Kent, Connecticut, shared this photo of a mostly white Purple Finch. The bird is leucistic, meaning that it lacks pigment in many of its feathers. Note that the areas that would normally be a raspberry-purple color still show a pink wash. A few feathers in the wings and tail are normal. More information on leucism and albinism in birds, including additional photos, can be found on the FeederWatch website.