What’s This Bird?

Leucistic House Sparrow

A few weeks ago a friend sent me this picture of an odd-looking bird seen on the ground below the office window. Try to match this bird’s plumage to one in a field guide and you find it’s an impossible task; there is no such bird unless you know about albinism and leucisim. (It’s a short read.) More pictures of this leucistic bird can be found here, plus photos of an albino dove that showed up at a feeder in NE Abilene.