Perthshire · Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: white peacock

This is Alexander, the white peacock resident at Scone Palace in Perthshire. There have been peacocks at Scone Palace for more than 200 years, but white ones are a relatively new addition. The white colour results from a genetic condition called leucism, which causes a loss of pigmentation in the feathers. Unlike albinos that have red or pink eyes, animals with leucism retain colour in their eyes.

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Alexander the peacock at Scone Palace, showing off his beautiful white feathers.
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4 thoughts on “Friday photo: white peacock

  1. I have never seen a white peacock. How beautiful! Does he seem shy of visitors at all? I guess he is quite used to them. Thanks, Lorna.

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