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Garganey female with leucism, or "Gentlemen prefer blondes"

2020-05-24 | Viktor Natykanets

Garganey female (Spatula querquedula) with almost white plumage (leucism) was registered on the Lake Osveisky, during the survey in mid-May 2020. The bird was recorded on May 14 and May 18, 2020 in pair with the male with the usual colors of plumage. Before exploring the lake, local residents report the presence of a white duck on the waterbody.Place of registration: The Lake Osveyskoe surroundings, reserve Osveysky (in transboundary Specially Protected Natural Area Reserved Lakeland ), Verhnedvinsk district, Vitebsk region, BelarusAuthors: Victor Natykanets, Oleg Ostrovsky [...... read more ]


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