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Hairy Woodpecker, normal coloration
The photo above is a picture of a Hairy Woodpecker which we often see at our feeders near the house. I didn't have my camera nearby yesterday when an unusual bird landed on our suet feeder, but I found the image below (taken by a person in Massachusetts), as I searched for a photo of what type of bird we were visited by. I wanted to have the information to share with you today!
"Albino" Hairy Woodpecker
The condition, called 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 that appear on the animal, or more rarely, makes the creature completely white.