CLOSED: What is this (non) Michigan bird?

Leonard, MI

We had a bird in a tree by our house last evening. We have never seen a bird like it around here. I tried all the searches for usual and unusual birds in Michigan without anything coming up. The only thing I can think is that it was possibly somebody's pet (although we're in a semi-rural area, so not anyone close by).
The sad part, is that it's only a cell phone picture and we weren't able to get close enough to get a great picture of it. It's almost completely off white with the tail being slightly more gray, small beak, and about the size of a large cardinal. If you zoom in on the linked picture, it's right in the center of it. I didn't want to crop or enlarge it or do anything else to possibly ruin whatever resolution is there.
If you would be so kind as to take a look and give me any help on identifying it, I'd sure appreciate it!

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(Zone 5a)

I wonder if it is a regular species you have in Michigan, but that it is leucistic. That is when the bird is partially or even mostly white, but yet not albino. Here is a page that explains it.

I wish I could help you better with the ID.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Tough from the small image, my best guess from shape and size estimate is a leucistic American Robin


Leonard, MI

If it weren't simply in my front yard, we might have had a better camera with us. I'm only hoping I get a chance at another picture with it. The size is that of a robin, but I've not seen a robin as skinny as this one?

Leonard, MI

You were right, it's a robin! I pulled this very telling pic out of an HD video that I took of it.


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(Zone 5a)

That is a beautiful bird! And I am glad your mystery is solved.

Resin, you never cease to amaze me. :)

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