albinism in Red Browed Finches

Subject: albinism in Red Browed Finches
From: "Brian Everingham" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 10:56:41 +1100
As I walked the Forest Path in Royal National Park this morning, amidst the
cacophony of an early-morning cicada chorus, I did happen upon a number of
birds. The usual rain forest birds were present but of potential interest to
members of this forum is that there was one partial example of albinism in a
Red Browed Finch. The head and breast were white. The red patches were
visible. It was with a flock if Red Browed Finches, all perfectly normal,
and seemed quite content. It was definitely more visible, however, so how it
will survive predators is of interest.

Brian Everingham
PO Box 269
NSW 2233

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