From Wildlife Extra:
Leucistic bald eagle in north west USA
Leucistic eagle spotted on Nooksack River
January 2013. Chris Teren, a wildlife photographer from Washington State in USA recently took these gorgeous photos of a leucistic bald eagle on the Nooksack River in the north of the state. The eagle looks even more attractive than usual with the white patches on his body and wings.
The patches are caused by leucism; Leucism is a very unusual condition whereby the pigmentation cells in an animal or bird fail to develop properly. This can result in unusual white patches appearing on the animal, or, more rarely, completely white creatures.
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- Albino-like Bald Eagle Spotted in Washington State (news.nationalgeographic.com)
- Bald eagles spotted in Lake Hemet (swrnn.com)
- Rare spotted bald eagle seen along Nooksack River (thenewstribune.com)
- Bald Eagle Steals Fish From Osprey In Flight Caught On Video (americanlivewire.com)
- Bald Eagle Watching Days returns to southern Wis. (weau.com)
- Bald eagles getting easier to spot along Kentucky’s waterways (courierpress.com)
- Bird watchers look to Iowa skies for bald eagles (mysanantonio.com)
- Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey counts thousands of bald eagles in Iowa (iowaenvironmentalfocus.org)