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Purple Peach 20-12-17 05:23 PM

Mystery tit or great tit variant?
 
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I have this extremely pretty bird visiting my feeders every day. It appears to have been accepted by all the other species which visit but I would love confirmation of what he is, please.

I live near Faringdon in Oxfordshire

Blackkite 20-12-17 05:55 PM

It's a Great tit with partial leucism. Pigment loss in some of its plumage. This occurs in a lot of species and seems to affect the black feathers to a disproportionate degree - crows and blackbirds therefore are especially prone.
Mick

Purple Peach 21-12-17 09:02 AM

Our golden great tit
 
Thank you Mick. That is exactly what I was thinking. He is a handsome visitor flitting through the garden as a vibrant flash of yellow and white. We love him.

hawkeye 21-12-17 09:30 AM

As said already a part albino, and a lovely looking one at that. thanks for posting it.


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