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Meet Blanquita: The first case of incomplete albinism in an eagle owl


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Here at IFLScience, it’s safe to say we have a soft spot for unusually colored animals, from bright lobsters to pink elephants, we can’t resist the color combinations that nature sometimes comes up with. The latest addition is no exception. Meet Blanquita, the first reported case of incomplete albinism in the Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo).

Within the protected Monte El Valle y Sierras de Altaona y Escalona region in southeastern Spain, a female owlet, thought to be around 40 days old, was spotted in a nest during a routine visit to band these chicks as part of a long-term monitoring project. The female, named Blanquita by the team, was the only unusually colored owlet in the clutch of four chicks. 

https://www.iflscience.com/meet-blanquita-the-first-case-of-incomplete-albinism-in-an-eagle-owl-73886

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