This bird was feeding on our sunflower heart feeders this morning with the usual crowd of siskins and goldfinches, but was almost luminous yellow in comparison to them. Is it a siskin canary cross, leucistic siskin, or something else?
Thanks for the help!
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Thanks both - it's an interesting one, and a very pretty individual! It's not just lens flare or overexposure, as the weather has been grey as anything - here's a picture opposite a normal male siskin for comparison. Looking at the back, the secondaries are asymmetrically coloured, but I don't know whether that's any use for telling between partial leucism or hybridisation.
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