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A Partial Albino

W. Otto Emerson
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
4
Issue: 
2 (March-April)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1902
Pages: 
46

A Partial Albino

On Feb. 19, 1901, I shot an odd female partial albino California bicolored blackbird (Agelaius gubernator californicus) in the willows bordering the salt marshes below Haywards, Cal. The tail has four white feathers, two on each side, while the right wing has two of the primaries white and the left wing one. Otherwise the plumage is normal. The right foot has but two toes, the middle one being gone. A few years ago an adult male redwing with its entire tail white was noted flying about the newly-sown grainfields near town.

W. OTTO EMERSON

Haywards, Cal.

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