Photography of Birds – Set # 96

H.J. Ruiz - Avian101

Set # 96


Mourning Dove



Leucism (/ˈluːsɪzəm, -kɪz-/) is a term used to describe a wide variety of conditions which result in the partial loss of pigmentation in an animal—which causes white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticles, but not the eyes. It is occasionally spelled leukism. Some genetic conditions that result in a “leucistic” appearance include piebaldism,Waardenburg syndrome, vitiligo, Chédiak–Higashi syndrome, and Melanophilin mutations. Pale patches of skin, feathers, or fur (often referred to as “depigmentation”) can also result from injury. As the term “leucism” is used to refer to conditions with a very wide range of unrelated causes it can not be considered to be a single, specific condition.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

View original post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.