Complete albinism occasionally occurs in our Common Robin. The writer has known of two broods of young Robins in each of which were two normally colored birds and two others wholly white with pink eyes. One of these nests was found at Cedar Point, Ohio, during the summer of 1912; the other at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, several years later. In each case the birds were seen on several occasions. They all developed normally and left the nest. The further history of these four albinos is unknown to us except that one of the two white birds which grew at Mt. Pleasant was found dead after a heavy rain storm within a few days after it left the nest. Both parents in each of these two instances were normally marked Robins.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1946 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Jaques, H. E.
"An Unusually Marked Partial Albino Robin,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 53(1), 305-305.
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