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Albino Eurasian Nuthatch observed in Gyeonggi-do

Mr. Jo Seong-sik Nim observed and photographed this albino Eurasian Nuthatch at a park in Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do.

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Why are albinos such a rare sight?

Like most reported albinos, this Eurasian Nuthatch has striking white feathering and abnormal leg colouration but lacks the pink eyes of a true albino. Still, because of its conspicous features, its chances to survive long in the wild are lessened. Unfortunately, albinos are more likely to fall prey to predators and are even shunned by other birds. Let’s hope this one beats the odds.

To learn more about abnormal feather colouration, click here.