abnormal growth form (mutations, melanistic, leucistic, albino etc)

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Observations specifying this field

Observation Deformity/abnormality

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What

European Toad (Bufo bufo)

Observer

lizette19

Date

June 7, 2024 05:47 PM CEST
parasitized

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What

European Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

Observer

falcontierra

Date

June 6, 2024 01:22 PM CEST

Description

Special wirtel edition

At least two branches of this plant have the leaves arranged in whorls of 3.

whorled leaves

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American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

Observer

bugeyedbernie

Date

May 31, 2024 12:18 PM EDT
Eyed missing or closed on one side

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What

Sun Fly (Helophilus pendulus)

Date

May 25, 2024 02:20 PM CEST
deformed abdomen

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What

Yellow-haired Sun Fly (Myathropa florea)

Date

May 19, 2024 10:01 AM CEST
deformed abdomen

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Trivittate Marsh Fly (Helophilus trivittatus)

Observer

zuccamaxime

Date

May 10, 2024 05:31 PM CEST
deformed abdomen

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Observer

antony_whitehead

Date

April 19, 2024 01:51 PM BST
deformed abdomen

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What

Black-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus bulleri)

Observer

william-harland

Date

March 2020

Description

This one appeared to have a slight bill deformity.

overgrown beak tip

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What

Kererū (New Zealand Pigeon) (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

william-harland

Date

March 17, 2024 01:55 PM NZDT

Description

Feeding on Poroporo fruits.

overgrown beak tip

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What

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Observer

andygpos

Date

March 1, 2024 10:48 AM EET
abnormal growth on foot ( maybe also extreme lower leg ) of Actitis hypoleucos, Common Sandpiper. Several small, ball-like swellings or growths.

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Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Observer

alderash

Date

February 24, 2024 02:46 PM CET

Description

Abnormal growth - malformed, fasciated branches.

malformed branches

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What

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

Observer

stevethesnakeguy

Date

September 1, 1996 06:28 PM EDT

Description

Bicephalic neonate eastern garter snake found by Doug Grabinsky.
Location where I saw it - captured nearby.

Just a few days old

polycephaly

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What

Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

Observer

erikjohnson43

Date

October 27, 2023 03:21 PM CDT

Description

FCF/HY. Extra alula between a2 and a3, shorter than a2 (symmetrical).

Extra alula (symmetrical)

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Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

Observer

benidryl

Date

June 28, 2022 06:14 PM IST

Description

Obviously a rook, but with a beak deformity

Abnormally long and pointed beak

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What

Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

Observer

benidryl

Date

June 18, 2021 04:53 PM IST

Description

Another rook with a bill mutation, this time crossed beak

Cross beak

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What

Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)

Observer

without1

Date

September 4, 2023 04:00 PM MDT

Description

Front Left leg red.

abnormal coloration

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What

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Observer

lindsey29

Date

June 2023

Description

Albino? Question for those that know: is this likely to produce seeds? Will plants grown from those be albino? How would the offspring plant survive if planted away from other milkweeds (assuming some rhizomatous or mycorrhizal mechanism is sustaining it currently).

albino

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What

Abert's Squirrel (Sciurus aberti)

Observer

kmiecilm

Date

November 4, 2023 04:28 PM MDT
Melanistic

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Brittle Bladderfern (Cystopteris fragilis)

Observer

without1

Date

October 25, 2023 01:29 PM MDT

Description

I do not know why the other one was white it was not painted and was almost transparent.

albino

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

amysully

Date

November 1, 2023 10:55 AM MDT

Description

Melanistic fox squirrel

Melanistic

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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Observer

sbuteyn

Date

October 26, 2023 10:06 AM CDT

Description

house sparrow with brown mutation (lack of melanin, while phaeomelanin remains unaffected)

depigmentation

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What

Latouche's Frog (Hylarana latouchii)

Observer

yunglunlin

Date

October 18, 2023 07:31 PM CST

Description

I found a frog with only one eye and it only has a right eye. Anophthalmia (Frog missing left eye).

missing left eye

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What

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Observer

birdwhisperer

Date

May 30, 2022 04:01 PM PDT

Description

Pied

pied

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What

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)

Observer

sophiasperd

Date

May 13, 2023 05:01 PM CDT

Description

Pigment mutation. Was bobbing it's tail up and down like any other palm warbler would!

pied depigmentation markings on face

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What

Steindachner's Ebony Tarantula (Aphonopelma steindachneri)

Observer

hsug1747

Date

September 10, 2023 08:30 AM PDT

Description

Eye deformity. See leg 4 metatarsus scopulation for distinction from A. eutylenum

eye deformity

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What

Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)

Observer

yannbigant

Date

August 15, 2023 10:18 AM +07

Description

Sorry for the bad photos. I believe this is an albino red-whiskered bulbul, can anyone confirm? Seems rare in the wild but maybe this trait is cultivated in captive breeding?

albino

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What

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

louiseinva

Date

May 18, 2023 08:10 AM EDT

Description

Female with depigmentation, and one shot with her mate.
Resident since September 2021.

depigmentation

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Observer

hsug1747

Date

July 2023

Description

Unusual individual with fused AMEs. Behavior was completely normal, depth perception seemed unimpaired while following and interacting with prospective prey insects. A genetic abnormality, or the result of a molting defect?

fused eyes

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What

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

louiseinva

Date

December 15, 2022 01:34 PM EST

Description

Trixie, the white headed Cardinal with depigmentation. I'm pretty sure she has been breeding because she will disappear periodically during the season. She is also frequently seen with a handsome male companion in the spring/summers.

Depigmentation

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What

Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei)

Date

June 14, 2023 04:18 PM EDT
kinked spine
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Comments

(see also Injury/Anomaly)

Posted by tony_wills about 8 years ago

NB there is a specific field of Leucistic also.

Posted by tony_wills about 8 years ago

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