I was blessed by this rare sighting of a Leucistic Canada Goose. A white, leucistic Canada goose forages in a field with other geese in John Forsyth Park Pond on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Prince Edward County naturalist Terry Sprague notes that although many would call it a “partial albino” Canada Goose, technically, it is a leucistic Canada Goose. If these five pale birds were staying together as a group among the Canada Geese, then I suspect they were Snow Geese. In this photo, the leucistic Greylag is in the centre of the photograph, with two Canada geese in the background. The big, black-necked Canada Goose with its signature white chinstrap mark is a familiar and widespread bird of fields and parks. Piebald Canada Goose Piebald or Leucistic . At this point, I have no idea what subspecies it is, but it was photographed on Vancouver Island. Leucistic Phase Canada Goose Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by bucksnort10, Oct 12, 2018. bucksnort10 Well-Known Member. Many birds with leucism still show a faint … Green Bay industrial park 10/12/18 Wish I had a better camera with me instead of just a smartphone. Oct 12, 2018 #1 . Shirley, White Canada Geese do occur as a result of abnormal pigmentation (albino or leucistic) but it would be unusual to see five together. While leucistic birds will show irregular plumage coloration, it is still possible to identify these birds easily. Partially leucistic Canada Geese can be found in most large flocks but wholly white birds are far more uncommon. . But as lawns have proliferated, more and more of these grassland-adapted birds are staying put in urban and suburban areas year-round, where some people regard … 1,448 301.
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This bird showed up here on the river a few years ago and has been here hanging with the Canada Geese ever since. Here are some photos of a candidate taken recently on the West Pond at Jamaica Bay, Wildlife Refuge just outside New York City. Warren Matthews, of Bloomfield, photographed this curiously white coloured goose recently near Bloomfield. The greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) will shortly be leaving our area if they are to arrive in their Arctic breeding grounds by the end of April or early May.This winter, and last winter, amid the large flocks of white-fronted geese was one leucistic individual. Leucism is a very unusual condition where the pigmentation cells in an animal or bird fail to develop properly. . Although not technically a subspecies - the bird in the background of this photo is an interesting leucistic form of Canada Goose. Apologies. How to Identify Leucistic Birds . Here is a link that describes the Leucistic condition:Wikipedia : http:/… Leucistic forms replace black with grey in some or all of the feathering.
. . In the foregroud is another strange-looking goose, which I believe may be a cross between a Bar-Headed goose and a Canada goose.
Leucistic birds, on the other hand, often have normally colored eyes, legs, feet, and bills.
Thousands of “honkers” migrate north and south each year, filling the sky with long V-formations.