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Can anyone confirm this is a leucistic bluebird.  Pretty sure it is a BB, with a tint of blue.  Hanging out with some Purple Martins - trying to get into their house.  Thanks.  M.A.

 

Leucistic Eastern Bluebird

 

Leucistic Eastern Bluebird

 

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That first pose reminds me of baby birds begging for food from their parents. Is it possible it is a newly fledged purple martin i.e. juvenile?

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I like highly leucistic bluebird, here. The wings aren't long enough for a Purple Martin, I believe, and the bill shape doesn't seem quite right.

 

Neat bird!

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I believe this is more appropriately a bird affected by the “dilution” gene. I’ve seen others on here identified as leucistic, that probably are dilutes. Leucism is the lack of pigment, while dilute is a change in pigment Which gives the bird(or other animal) a lightened appearance. That’s not a scientific description, but the best I can do. 

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