Forum > Identifying Birds > Identify Brown Bird Slightly Larger Than Blackbird, White Cheeks And Throat

Webmaster Posted 21-Jan-2018 07:46
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On behalf of John who sent in an email:-

General size and shape like a blackbird, perhaps slightly larger. Colour brown. Pure white cheeks and throat. Faint dark eye bar. Bill small and pointed, possibly yellow. Observed taking mealworms from garden feeder.

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Goldendustman Posted 18-Feb-2018 20:20
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I think I have found the answer to my question. What I saw was probably a leucistic blackbird. Apparently these are not uncommon. They vary widely in the amount of white as a search for 'leucistic blackbird' on Google images will show.

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