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leucism as "a partial loss of melanin
pigments" in Bird Watcher's Digest. That
simple definition suited me.
A partial albino, also called a partial
leucistic by some experts, has small
portions or patches of white, its eyes
are a normal color, and it has the ability
to produce most normal colors. Some
sources call this the piebald effect.
By then, I was thoroughly confused.
Our bird had more than small patches
of white. So, too, did the redtails folks
reported on Eddie B. Horvath's blog
devoted to white redtail sightings
throughout North America. I scanned
the dozens of reports and found
several from Pennsylvania. One, from
near Quakertown was "absolutely
pure white." Another from Lake
Wallenpaupack was "100 percent
white." A third, on Route 706, 10
miles from Montrose, was "completely
white." Most recently one was sighted
at the Flight 93 memorial site on
March 12, 2012, and again on Aug.
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13, 2012.
Seeing the
same bird twice in
one area is fairly
rare. We and the
Scotts saw our
bird only on the
trail cam once,
last Valentine's
Day, and never in
the air. Years ago
I observed a white
woodchuck for
several minutes
at the Far Field
thicket and never
again. My son
Steve and I also
spotted a white
deer in the forest
as we were driving down our road. It
too disappeared.
These white animals lack protective
camouflage and are easy for predators to
spot. White deer and white bears also
are prized by hunters, and one website
reported a small white black bear in
Pennsylvania was legally killed by a
hunter from Spring Mills back in 2006.
But raptors are protected by the
National Migratory Bird Act, and
when a white redtail, which had
lived in south Texas for several years,
was shot and left on a two-lane road,
residents were angry and posted a
$1,000 reward for any information
about the perpetrator. A local scientist
was quoted as saying that "the average
citizen loves white redtails."
Writing for the Times Union in
Albany, New York several years ago,
Richard Guthrie reported the presence
of at least six white redtails with dark
eyes in the area. All were females and
all were paired with normal-colored
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