NX6865 : The Rare White Red Kite

taken 10 years ago, near to Laurieston, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

The Rare White Red Kite
The Rare White Red Kite
In the tree are several red kites. The one at the top, with her wings outstretched is an unusual bird - she is a white red kite. Referred to as "Leucistic". This particular bird - tagged V8 - has come all the way from Wales.
Survival rates of this unusual colour variety are very low. This bird has a much better chance as it is being helped by the feeding station - also it is a little darker than some white kites and appears to have been accepted by the others.
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 February, 2008
Category
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 686 651 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.8162N 4:3.2339W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 688 651
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