White black swan (979/2283)

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A partial leucistic black swan. Leucism occurs when a bird produces melanin (unlike albinos) but the pigment is not correctly deposited in some or all feathers.

Common names
black swan, kakianau
Location
Lake Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
Photo ID
10870