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Cloud, a leucistic Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). Unlike albinism which is a complete lack of pigmentation (particularly melanin), leucism is a reduced deposition of pigments--in the case of birds, primarily in the feathers. Soft body parts may have all or partial pigmentation. Medina Raptor Center, Ohio, USA.
Cloud, a leucistic Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). Unlike albinism which is a complete lack of pigmentation (particularly melanin), leucism is a reduced deposition of pigments--in the case of birds, primarily in the feathers. Soft body parts may have all or partial pigmentation. Medina Raptor Center, Ohio, USA.
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