Photo: Rare leucistic flycatcher

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white Vermilion flycatcher

credit: M Jon Siemien

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Vermilion flycatchers are usually as vibrant as their name suggests, but this bird is affected by leucism. The genetic condition reduces all types of pigmentation, giving birds and animals a whitish plumage or fur. It's similar to albinism, which only reduces the presence of melanin.

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