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Karl Hiller — September 10, 05:31PM

Rare albino barn swallow

I photographed an albino barn swallow at Farmington Bay (Farmington, UT) on Saturday, and am wondering how rare the bird is (note: see my most recent sighting to see images of the bird).

I found an article that shows a sighting in 2009 in the U.K., but haven’t found much else as far as sightings go (in my limited searching): https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206893/Rare-albino-swallow-sends-twitchers-wild-oh-brief-appearance.html

I look forward to all of your comments / feedback!

Thanks!

Karl Hiller

Karl Hiller — September 10, 01:34PM

Here is the gallery: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59663759?share=true

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Ian Hearn — September 11, 09:54AM

Nice find! I'm not sure if your bird is technically leucistic or albino. It's rare to get them that white, whatever it is.

Here is a link to another white swallow, though it may not be a Barn Swallow: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/167075311#_ga=2.107998411.896243172.1568026450-1986205192.1568026450

Once I found an albino (it was albino) Common Cuckoo.

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Harper price — September 11, 03:22PM

wow! thats so cool!

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