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A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with white wing tips and white talons flies along the Chilkoot River in the Chilkoot Lake State Recreational Site near Haines, Alaska. The white wing tips and talons are caused by a leucistic condition -- a condition of reduced pigmentation resulting in white patches. These patches of white can occur while the rest of the animal is colored normal. Unlike albinism, the eye color is normal.
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- © 2009 John L. Dengler
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Alaska America BAEA Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site Chilkoot River Chilkoot River Corridor Haines Haliaeetus leucocephalus Inside Passage Lutak Inlet Lynn Canal North America U.S. US USA United States United States of America animal animals aves avian bald eagle bird bird of prey birds birds of prey eagle eagles environment fauna fly flying horizontal leucisism leucistic nature outdoors protected land raptors southeast Alaska wildlife