Sunday photoblogging: albino pigeon

by Chris Bertram on November 19, 2023

Albino pigeon



Alan White 11.19.23 at 3:44 pm

Photo is worth zooming in on–good detail.


William Berry 11.19.23 at 6:41 pm

I know little about albinism, but that looks like a lot of pigment (I got “pigeon” in PT when I typed “pig . . . ).

Is that pigeon a true albino, or is that just a nickname?

There are lots of gray and white* doves roosting in my back yard. They eat the bird seed I put out on the deck. Along with “snowbirds, grackles, finches, many others, they account for much of what peace I can find from one day to the next.

*Not gray doves and white doves; the white is under their wings. They are effing gorgeous when they take flight.

Anyway, nice shot.


both sides do it 11.20.23 at 12:50 am

I don’t know why I’ve never clicked through to the general profile before but man

The recent one with sky, red struts and shadow is the most Chris Ware-ish photo I’ve ever seen


bad Jim 11.20.23 at 4:10 am

I’d be inclined to call it “leucistic” at most, since the wings are colored and the eyes aren’t pink.

People in town are inclined to disdain pigeons, so I take it upon myself to talk them up: 50 miles an hour for 10 hours! Pretty smart, too!

Oh, yeah, pretty striking photo, too. Gorgeous colors.


jsrtheta 11.21.23 at 12:13 am

He doesn’t look happy about it.

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