Leucistic Canada Goose



Leucistic Canada Goose.
Leucism in birds is where the bird lacks several pigments for coloration, not just melanin. It often gives the bird patchy areas of white but not necessarily completely white. The eyes are not pink as you would see in an albino bird. I had the chance to photograph this Canada Goose while I was waiting for some action from the Eagles at Berry College. On a side note…they are Canada Goose or Canada Geese, not Canadian. Their official name is “Branta Canadensis”, and their real common name is Canada Goose. Many of them have never been to Canada…
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiUSA

3 Responses to “Leucistic Canada Goose”

  1. So they don’t play hockey?

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