As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Kingfisher is all white as photographers finally catch up with legendary rare bird


17:32, 5 FEB 2016
UPDATED 18:32, 5 FEB 2016
BY MIRROR.CO.UK

The all-white bird is believed to suffer from a rare condition meaning its feathers have no pigment and has only been spotted a handful of times

A couple of amateur photographers were left thrilled after they managed to capture a rare and elusive white kingfisher on camera.
The incredibly rare white Kingfisher
The all-white bird had become legendary among photographers at the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda - although it had only been spotted a handful of times.
The birds - usually known for their brightly coloured plumage - are often spotted flitting along the river banks.

But this unusual critter is believed to suffer from a rare condition called Leucism - meaning its feathers have no pigment.


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