Mutant robin (Turdus migratorius) with mask of white plumage. I suspect the leucism was congenital because the patches were located on several parts of the body (injury and parasites can sometimes cause regrowth to be white). Regardless of cause, it’s a good look. Spotted on the campus of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
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