Another rare sighting! A white bald eagle was spotted in Oklahoma
We have seen a rare white deer, but now a bald eagle?
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation shared a video on Twitter, saying, “Just in time for that World Cup win, we have a leucistic bald eagle sighting.”
JUST IN TIME FOR THAT WORLD CUP WIN, WE HAVE A LEUCISTIC BALD EAGLE SIGHTING. THIS EAGLE'S ABNORMAL COLOR IS CAUSED BY A GENETIC CONDITION CALLED LEUCISM, WHICH PREVENTS PIGMENTS FROM REACHING ITS FEATHERS.— Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (@OKWildlifeDept) November 30, 2022
LEUCISTIC BALD EAGLES ARE RARE.
LOOK AT 'EM: pic.twitter.com/zywGRSMigA
Similar to the deer, its rare condition is not to be confused with albinism. It is a genetic condition that prevents pigments from reaching the feathers.
Officials also stated that the state seems to be a great place to spend your winter, especially if you are an eagle! They called it a treat to see the rare leucistic eagle in outdoor Oklahoma.
Story via Fox23.com News Staff