Rare White Ravens in Canada

Qualicum Beach, a beach and town on Vancouver Island British Columbia, is the home of some white ravens.

According to one source,

“… The birds are thought to be leucistic and not albino, the result of a genetic defect producing chicks lacking normal pigmentation.”

Another source said ravens are monogamous, life-long mates and thus would more likely mate with one of their own kinds for life. Together they would produce chicks that lack pigment as well. However it happens, it is beautiful and rare. Watch these videos for yourself and see…

Additonal Source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/294246, youtube, http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Another+rare+white+raven+spotted+near+Qualicum+Beach/3236437/story.html

2 thoughts on “Rare White Ravens in Canada

  • Three senior friends are traveling to Qualicum Beach in the next week. One amongst us in particular is an avid Raven fan and seeing this bird family would make for a wonderful memory to cherish. We would very much like to view these unique Ravens.

    Please if you can keep us informed as to their last sightings over the next week We would very much appreciate it.

  • The best place to keep up to date on rare birds, like this white raven, is BC Rare Bird Alert. They can probably steer you in the right direction at least! I hope this helps!

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