black barn owl (photo by dave ovenden)
-Didn’t know about this coloration but it’s from a condition called melanism. Pigments are darker-giving an opposite result to that of albinism. Usually barn owls with this condition are killed by their mother due to confusion. Also, unlike albinism which makes the animal much weaker than the average, melanism makes the animal slightly stronger.
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black barn owl (photo by dave ovenden)

-Didn’t know about this coloration but it’s from a condition called melanism. Pigments are darker-giving an opposite result to that of albinism. Usually barn owls with this condition are killed by their mother due to confusion. Also, unlike albinism which makes the animal much weaker than the average, melanism makes the animal slightly stronger.

information from the telegraph

Posted on January 9th at 9:14 PM
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    Black is my favorite color. Owls are my favorite animal. So, I guess, this would have to be my favorite picture.
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    Correction, melanism is the opposite of leucism. Leucism is paler than normal pigmentation. Albinism is the absence of...
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    Batman Barn Owl.
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