A Blackbird called Pinto

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: A Blackbird called Pinto
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 07:38:31 +1000
Various extents of white in the plumage are found in Blackbirds in Britain. These variations aren't uncommon there.

John Leonard

On 8/9/05, John Layton <> wrote:
Jack Holland wrote,
"Geoffrey, a very similar pattern to a blackbird that was regularly seen in
our garden pre the fires, but in that case only one or two of the primary
feathers were white."
Maybe I should pull in my wise, wooly little head. See, I'm currently drafting an Odd Ob for Canberra Bird Notes that features a male Common Blackbird that had a heavily white-streaked crown, nape and mantle. Amazingly, Pinto (as we called him) and his missus built a nest in our ... but no, that would spoil the story. So, you'll just have to wait until / if it's published.
So, could someone tell me the correct _expression_ for this partial white plumage. Partial albinism?
John Layton.

John Leonard
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