Albino Magpie

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Albino Magpie

I'm curious to know if anyone out there has spotted and totally white magpie? I'm wondering just how rare this bird is and if it is wide spread throughout Australia??

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I saw one in my home town of Port Macquarie a few days ago and took a photo. At first, I thought it was a seagull and thought it was an odd place for a seagull to be (on the grass verge at the side of the road), then I realised it was behaving like a magpie. I've never seen one before.

This article claims it's actually something called leucism as opposed to albinism:

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red eye = albino

dark eye = leucistic 

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