Unusual Pine Siskin resides in Mad River Valley this Winter

Posted on Wednesday 18 February 2009

A Pine Siskin with very unusual coloring has regularly been spotted this winter by the Foremans near the Wallis Farmhouse on Route 100 South in Moretown.  A bird without normal coloring is sometimes described as albino, but others refer to the condition as leucistic.  Even the experts can’t agree on the proper terminology.   Regardless, this very pale Pine Siskin is quite a sight to see!

Leucistic Siskin

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