Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

October 31, 2012

Albino Hummingbird

Filed under: Birds — Freddie Keel @ 6:03 am

A Rare treat… an albino hummingbird. Something that is seldom seen and almost NEVER photographed.

Fifteen-year-old photographer Marlin Shank was fortunate enough to capture several images of a rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird while in a park in Staunton, Va.

This is another example of albinism.  Where albinism is a condition where the animals has less than normal pigmentation,  melanism is a condition where the animal has more than normal pigmentation or melanin.

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