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Re: Spotty Blackbird

Leucistic Jackdaw - Symington - South Lanarkshire by Elmer Duck, on Flickr

Here is a leucistic Jackdaw one of two we reported to the BTO abnormal Plumage Survey a few years back. As this bird was easily identifiable, we were able follow it and its mate as they successfully reared one chick. We were surprised and moved by the care and attention lavished on the young bird by the parents. Of the two, this bird was particularly aggressive towards any other birds which came close to the chick. The motto seemed to be attack first, ask questions later. I should say both this bird's mate and the chick had normal plumage.
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