All white Eared grebe at Mono Lake Co. Park

Observers: Ron & Nancy Overholtz
Email: overholtzart@verizon.net
Remote Name: 71.105.118.206
Date: 10/16/2006
Time: 11:03 AM -0400

Apparent all white eared grebe swimming with all the other grebes. Red eye with normal bill. Would this be a partial albino?

[Ron and Nancy - I believe the term for the plumage of your bird is 'leucistic'. 'Albino' refers to a bird with a complete lack of pigmentation, including the bill, and has pink eyes. Your bird has a dark bill and red eyes. Very interesting bird! -Chris]

Photo Ron and Nancy Overholtz