Tuesday, May 3, 2011

White Buffalo, the Albino White Crowned Sparrow!

My friend Leland sent these photographs that he took in his yard of an Albino White-crowned Sparrow.  This is a very rare bird and he has named it White Buffalo.  I think that is a very approritate name.  White buffalo are American bison (American buffalo) that are considered to be sacred signs in several Native American religions, and thus have great spiritual importance in those cultures and are visited for prayer and other religious ceremonies.  Lelands says that this bird has moved on with the other White-crowned Sparrows, but I'm sure it blessed Leland and Diana's home before traveling on.
Albino White-crowned Sparrow

Albino and typical White-crowned Sparrow

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