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'White' crow spotted in Kerala
November 05, 2004 17:19 IST
It's a crow, and it is white.
Yes, a pristine white crow with pink beak and bluish eyes has been spotted and caged in Alappuzha district of Kerala.
The milky white bird, which biologists call an albino for its lack of normal colour, draws an enthusiastic crowd, including children.
It was found in a nest atop a coconut tree at Thayankari in Kuttanad area. It was first sighted by a coconut plucker. He put it in a cage for the people to see, villagers said."Spotting an albino crow is rare indeed," said Prof N Ramakrishnan, former head of department of Biology at the S D College in Alappuzha. "This could happen due to genetic reasons or due to hormone deficiency while growing up," Ramakrishnan said about the rare phenomenon.
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