Any Albino Birds at Oakridge?

Albino Northern Cardinal; Photo provided by cousin of D.Mitchem, Dec 2013.
Albino Northern Cardinal; Photo provided by cousin of D.Mitchem, Dec 2013.

Albinos occur in all species of life.  Most are due to some mutated chromosome or gene that tells the body to produce melanin.  Usually most albino animals, birds or humans also have different colored eyes.  The lack of melanin may cause difficulty with focusing and depth perception.   Above is a picture of an albino Northern Cardinal taken near Cedar Creek Reservoir, Texas.  This bird has been coming to the feeder for around 3 months.  Has anyone seen any albino birds here at Oakridge Ranch?   Please let us know if you have and send in pictures to ORWMA at oakridgeranchwma@gmail.com.   We’d love to hear from you! 

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