Reddish Egret

Posted by Jakejacoby on Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:47 am

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This egret is afflicted with LEUCISM which is a genetic mutation that results in a total or partial reduction of color in a bird's plumage.  This is caused due to an inadequate deposition of pigments in the bird's feathers.
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by david fletcher on Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:43 pm
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Remarkable sighting Jake. Super shot!
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:56 pm
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It has resulted in some very fancy colouring in the plumage, Jake!

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by Mary Brun on Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:52 am
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Thanks for this information and I find that this feature makes it really special.

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