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Albino-Like Bald Eagle Spotted in Washington State


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Marty
- 697 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Talk about an odd bird--a bald eagle with white spots has been seen in Washington State.Photographers Chris Teren and Traci Walter snapped the bird feeding on the Nooksack River, near Bellingham (map), on January 6.



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Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:28 am
beautiful picture and information-thanks
 

Margaret Paddock (17)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:16 pm
Great shot! Glad you shared it with us. Thank you
 

paula eaton (30)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:17 pm
What a beautiful bird.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:21 pm
Thanks.
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:27 pm
Thanks for sharing this beautiful sighting with us.
 

Richelle Rausch (43)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:52 pm
Bald eagles are amazing, especially when one lands within 10 ft of you on a rocky beach. Wow!
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:23 pm
Absolutely great pic.
 

Dave C. (227)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:35 pm
cool
 

Vicky P. (466)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:47 pm
great :)
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:56 pm
Watching them hanging in the air like a post card shot in the stratosphere is stunning.
 

Sheila S. (65)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:27 pm
There are more amazing photos if you click on the highlighted words to "more albino birds and animals."
They are all pretty amazing! Great shots, insightful info. Thanks.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:30 am
Thanks Marty.
 

John Gregoire (262)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:24 am
Please note that these are not "ALBINO" birds but rather partially leucistic. An albino will be all white with a pink eye. Leucism and partial leucism is quite common in birds. I wish I could attach a photo here of an albino Red-tailed Hawk we recently saw. The opposite of this phenomenon is melanism where the animal is unsually dark as in a melanistic Rough-legged Hawk being almost completely black.
 

Suzanne L. (137)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 10:21 am
TY Marty. Very interesting. Also thanks John G. Have read about these coloruing distinctions in many species.
 
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