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this is curious - I saw this white bird fly from the residential area to northeast, and perch in these leafless willows. I took a quick picture (and of course the head is obscured) then it flew off before I could get another. the image, closer up, now looks pale yellow - so don't think it's albino. I had wondered if it was an escaped cage bird (but seems too pale for canary). maybe someone out there can identify it.

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Passerines - Photo (c) Mike Baird from Morro Bay, USA, some rights reserved (CC BY)
meurkc's ID: Passerines (Order Passeriformes)
Posted by meurkc about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Commenting so I can see what IDs crop up.

Posted by joepb about 1 month ago (Flag)
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@joepb, you can just tick "Subscribe to this observation" (below) :-)

I would guess it is a canary, they don't have to be 'canary yellow' ;-).

Posted by tony_wills about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Passerines - Photo (c) Mike Baird from Morro Bay, USA, some rights reserved (CC BY)
kiwifergus's ID: Passerines (Order Passeriformes)

and here's another way to "follow" the observation! Accessible from the Needs ID page...

Posted by kiwifergus about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Cheers!

Posted by joepb about 1 month ago (Flag)
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My guess is an escaped canary. They come in many shades (and colours).

Posted by jon_sullivan about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Passerines - Photo (c) Mike Baird from Morro Bay, USA, some rights reserved (CC BY)
majo00's ID: Passerines (Order Passeriformes)
Posted by majo00 about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Passerines - Photo (c) Mike Baird from Morro Bay, USA, some rights reserved (CC BY)
meurkc's ID: Passerines (Order Passeriformes)
Passerines - Photo (c) Mike Baird from Morro Bay, USA, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Passerines (Order Passeriformes)
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