A Rare Beauty Found In Melbourne


The rarest kind of one of the world’s most common birds found in Melbourne

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The rare white sparrow spotted in Melbourne. Photo: Bob Winters

The Age Technology reported a pure white sparrow, the rarest incarnation of one of the world’s most common birds, has been spotted in suburban Melbourne.

A regular visitor to select gardens in Sanctuary Lakes in Melbourne’s west, locals have nicknamed the bird the “little white angel”.

Keen bird watcher Bob Winters, who worked as an environmental educator for the Gould League for 20 years, says the sparrow is a “one in a million neighbour” with only a handful of white sparrow sightings reported worldwide.

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9 thoughts on “A Rare Beauty Found In Melbourne”

  1. I didn’t even know that white sparrows existed. I can’t tell from the picture, but it doen’t look to have pink eyes, so I take it, it it isn’t an albino? You are fortunate to have a few of them in Melbourne. @)

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