Thursday, October 22, 2015

angelic hummer

Photo by Kathy Townsend

Just when we thought the last ruby-throated hummingbird story of the season had crossed our desk, boom, we get another one that's angelic.

A pure white hummer with albinism turned up at the home of Kathy Townsend in Roane County.

Albinism is a congenital disorder that affects the production of melanin, or the natural pigments that give hair, feathers and eyes their color. 

Our friends Lee Ann Bowman and Emily Stroud at WBIR-10 created a segment for Live@5@4.

Here's a link: A hummer named Angel.

Thank you, Kathy for sharing your story.

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