Albinism vs leucism

To: "ozbird" <>
Subject: Albinism vs leucism
From: "Susan Myers" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:25:03 +1100
One of our veterinary experts may be able to enlighten us further but I
believe that leucism and albinism are not the same things. An albino lacks
all pigements while a leucistic animal has a reduced intensity of
pigmentation. If Jo's cockatoo had dirty looking plumage & orange tail
feathers I would guess it was a leucistic bird rather than an albino. An
albino bird would surely be pure white all over with red eyes...?

Susan Myers
phone: +61 3 9819 2539
Email:Susan Myers 

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