White blackbirds

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Subject: White blackbirds
From: "Peter Shute (NUW)" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 14:08:44 +1000
On Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:20 PM Philip Veerman wrote:

As for the all white birds, that is unusual but if they: looked,
acted and sounded like blackbirds then you can be sure that is what
they were.

Couldn't be sure they were absolutely all white, but they were certainly mostly white on the side I saw them from. One I saw in the early 80's in Fawkner Park, in Melbourne. The other I have no idea - possibly a figment of my imagination. I found this photo of one:
so they do exist. There are actually more photos of it if you click on the Next button.

Can anyone tell me how to pronounce "leucistic"?

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