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Lolita Pickle

West Jordan, UT, USA


Eurasian collared dove, but one that we have had for a few years is white and pale gray. Much lighter than all the others.



Leucistic Eurasian Collared Dove

Eurasian Collared Doves in West Jordan, UT. Could the white one be a leucistic ECD?

6 responses to “Leucistic Eurasian Collared Dove”

  1. I don’t think it’s a leucistic ECD, I think it’s just a Eurasian Collared Dove.

  2. Ava says:

    I think it is leucistic.

  3. Lolita Pickle says:

    I truly don’t know myself. My title should have had a question mark. All I can say is that white dove is markedly different in color from the dozens of others that visit our yard every day. I did a little googling, which is always dangerous, and came across this “leucistic” term. The associated photos looked similar to this bird pictured.

    • Ava says:

      Typically a leucistic animal has patchy or “pied” coloration, but they can also be a lighter shade of color than others of their species. Photos just don’t do justice to seeing the bird in person, so it’s a little hard to tell, but there is a good chance it’s leucistic.

  4. Texas Bird Family says:

    It looks just like the collared doves in my yard. I don’t think it is leucistic.

  5. Micah Grove says:

    Appears to be partly leucistic (or pied). Leucism can vary a lot from only slightly having less pigmentation to almost having none.
    You can see when I saw one here:

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