CLOSED: Could someone tell me what bird this is?

Saint David, IL

Hello all! This is my 1st post. My wife and I have been enjoying watching the birds at our feeders for a few years now. This year we have seen birds that we hadnt in the past. So far we have seen Indigo buntings, male and female Rose-Breasted Grossbeaks, Red Headed woodpeckers and Northern Flickers. The bird in question showed up yesterday and we are having trouble identifying it. Any help would be appreciated!!

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Welcome to the forum!

What you have there is a partial albino Rose-breasted Grosbeak. A genetic mutant where some (but not all!) of the feathers are white, instead of the normal colours. It is a Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the basis of its structure and bill shape.


Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Welcome to Dave's!!

Anchorage, AK(Zone 4a)

It looks like a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak with an unusual, excessive amount of white feather color. Just an unusual genetic variation in color.

Saint David, IL

Hey thank you all! I suggested to my wife that by the looks of the beak it was a female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak but the extra white had us confused. Thanks as well for the warm welcome!!

Marlton, NJ

Welcome to the forum! Thanks for posting the interesting pic.

Blythe, CA(Zone 10b)

Welcome newridder. We enjoy lots of pics so feel free to post more.

Whidbey Island, WA(Zone 7a)

Newrider, very interesting bird - thanks for sharing, and welcome!

Saint David, IL

Thank you again for the warm welcome. Hope to post more pics in the future!

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