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Old 20-12-17, 05:23 PM
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Default Mystery tit or great tit variant?

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
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Old 20-12-17, 05:55 PM
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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
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Old 21-12-17, 09:02 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 21-12-17, 09:30 AM
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As said already a part albino, and a lovely looking one at that. thanks for posting it.
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