odd looking bird

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Jim 1990
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I saw some red wing black birds at the feeder and noticed this different looking bird. Is this a red wing with some kind of color deformation.
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Location: MI, Fruitport


I'd say it is.
Maybe partially leucistic?
2013, back in the game with a pair at my satelite colony that has eggs due to hatch around July 7th
RC Moser
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Probably Bobolink in the molting stage my guess.
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Martin Colony History: Colony started in 2009 with 2 pair.
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Looks like a partial albino Red Wing Blackbird to me
Matt F.
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Great photo Jim!
Nice catch!
I'm going to cast my vote for a partially (or "pied") leucistic Red-winged Blackbird.......
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