Fight for Flight

Captive and Wild Parrot Research

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Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.
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raptorwing:

A leucistic (partially-albino) red-tailed hawk with its handler.  Taken from the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN.
Of all the raptors, the red-tailed hawk is the most prone to occasional leucism and albinism.  Fully albino individuals generally perish quickly, since the lack of pigment in the eyes robs the birds the ability to see effectively.
  Leucistic individuals have a chance of surviving in the wild, since they retain pigment in their eyes.  Thus, sightings of pale, mottled, or fully white (but dark-eyed) red-tailed hawks are rare but regular throughout the population.

raptorwing:

A leucistic (partially-albino) red-tailed hawk with its handler.  Taken from the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN.

Of all the raptors, the red-tailed hawk is the most prone to occasional leucism and albinism.  Fully albino individuals generally perish quickly, since the lack of pigment in the eyes robs the birds the ability to see effectively.

  Leucistic individuals have a chance of surviving in the wild, since they retain pigment in their eyes.  Thus, sightings of pale, mottled, or fully white (but dark-eyed) red-tailed hawks are rare but regular throughout the population.

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Passion For Parrots!

I LOVE that this man is tracking and photographing these beautiful flocks that I had the opportunity to watch and video-tape during my time out in California. Hooray for the public championing wildlife!!