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  • R_ocarra by R_ocarra

    Trying to figure out if there is a single chick on the mid right of the picture facing camera. Partial molt or if it is partial leucistic

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Gee @R_ocarra that sure does look like a partial leucistic. We generally try to keep track of them and I do not recall any being seen here

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    before. The mods will be back soon and I know they will be most interested too. Let's see what they think, but to me, the head looks pale..

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    @gardenmaeve, @AvastMH .... is it or isn't it? that is the question 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Its head is bent the way we can see only the white throat. No parts that are supposed to be dark appear white there so I wouldn't speak of leucism.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    To me, it looks the way it should. Well, we can't tell what the colour of its head is unless we can see it. But there is too small chance the colour isn't right.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Anyway, thanks for asking. It is always exciting to find a leucistic penguin in our data 😃

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  • Singing_Ginger by Singing_Ginger

    To me it looks like we can see most of the head and the head is white. Perhaps I need a better zoom facility though.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Ah, no. There is no beak or eyes visible. Can you see the chick on the left with its head bent to the side? It is a typical chick posture.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I can see why you think you can see the head there. Their throats are dirty from lying on the ground. Just a visual trick.

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