The stark whiteness of this albino Mourning Dove is what first caught the observer’s attention.

Paul Brown noticed this unusual looking bird in his backyard, and quickly retrieved his camera to record its picture.
Paul Brown noticed this unusual looking bird in his backyard, and quickly retrieved his camera to record its picture.
As Paul approached it became clear that the bird was an albino Mourning Dove, complete with white feathers, a pink beak, and red eyes.
As Paul approached it became clear that the bird was an albino Mourning Dove, complete with white feathers, a pink beak, and red eyes.
A nice closeup picture of the albino Mourning Dove.
A nice closeup picture of the albino Mourning Dove.

Observation Details

CountyDenton
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CityCarrollton
DateAugust 8, 2009
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureHot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
WeatherCloudy
HabitatResidential-Single Family
Type of BehaviorSurveying
GenderUncertain
MaturityAdult
ObserverPaul Brown