Leucistic American Robin in Toronto

Leucistic American Robin at Humber Bay West on 18 January 2017

 

Video of leucistic American Robin

It was a striking bird. Leucism is an abnormal plumage coloration where the feathers lack pigmentation or the colour is diluted. It should not be confused with a normal pied plumage. Many birders reserve the term pied for birds that typically have a pied plumage e.g. Pied Wagtail.