The White Sparrow is an unusual sight to see. This bird is actually a House Sparrow with leucism which is not the same as albinism. Albinism affects the production of melanin. Leucism affects all pigment entirely or in patches. Another difference between leucism and albinism is that the leucistic animal will still have dark eyes because the color production is created from a separate source than the skin/fur/feathers. But enough about biology!
Isn't she precious?! Don't be fooled by her shy, tilting glance. She's really a cute girl with a wild side;) Reminds me of my calico cat Crackers (click to see a pic)... Crackers is a beautiful kitty, but she can be a true devil. If I bring something home that I love, she will seek out and destroy it. When I get out of the shower (TMI?), she comes in and licks my legs like a sweet angel until I try to move and then she bites my toes! So I'm not fooled by this White Sparrow's gentle come-hither gaze... but I can't help but love her all the same!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.