Leucistic Eurasian Collared Dove

A leucistic Eurasian Collared Dove.

An abnormal plumage in which the dark colours are replaced by lighter, usually creamy colours (but not white), most likely due to a reduction in the dark pigment melanin. Also called "dilute plumage"[1].


  1. ^ Clark, William S.; Brian K. Wheeler (2011). Hawks of North America, 2nd Edition. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 12. ISBN 0395670675.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help);
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