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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
Joe Boy

Rare, white sparrow sized bird?

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Greetings! This is my first post on this site. I've been paying close attention to our feathered friends for about 2 years. In the last week I've seen this beautiful white bird 3 times. I've done some research and didn't come up with much. It's obviously not albino because of the black in the feathers, also has black eyes and normal looking beak and legs. This picture was taken in Tujunga, Ca. on 12/28/17. I wish I could provide a better picture, but I didn't want to get too close. Any ideas of what it is?5a45c39d61465_whitebird1.thumb.jpg.e984ba1d1987ab17d97f5b5cdc02e55d.jpg

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I don't have a better picture, I'm going to try and get better shots today. Interesting you mentioned Dark Eyed Juncos, that's the bird they were feeding with on the ground. I'll try to post a better pic this evening.

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Leucitic dark-eyed  junco would be my guess too. Leucism differs from albinism in that a leacistic bird can have partly or mostly white plumage, while retaining some pigment, especially in their fleshy parts.

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