Bird ID Help Needed

Stephen Tebbott from Horwich in Bolton has sent us two photos of a bird he'd like identifying.  I assume it has been seen locally, but I'm not sure.

If anyone can help please write your thoughts in the comments at the bottom of this post, or email me at


The general consensus from the comments is that it is an albino House Sparrow - I for one have never seen one of these before!


Anonymous said...

Partial albino Male House sparrow I would say-not uncommon in House Sparrows -John Tymon

LeighOS Webmaster said...

Thanks John, I was thinking leucistic Tree Sparrow at first, but I bow to your much greater experience.

David Shallcross said...

yes I would agree with John Martyn.

Unknown said...

I agree with John too - partial albino - makes him look interesting tho doesn't it - just for a second or two while you wonder what European bird this might be!!!! But no he's a 'house spadge'!!

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