Leucistic Magpies

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Subject: Leucistic Magpies
From: Roger Giller <>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 11:36:53 +0000
A friend has just sent me some photos of a leucistic Australian Magpie that
he saw about 3 weeks ago. What makes it even more unusual is that it was one
of two that were together.

"There were two of them feeding on the side of the road & as I approached
them I thought they must have been feral pigeons. As I passed them I
realised that they weren't, so I turned around & went back. One flew off
followed by a standard magpie & the other one hung around."

I can only assume that the two were hatched from the same clutch . Has this
been recorded before?

Date was  Oct 17.  Location  2.5 to 3 km from Nundle on the Hanging Rock
road. -31.4729, 151.1551

Roger Giller.

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