A bird of a different feather spotted in Sioux Falls

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — One of the biggest signs of spring is when robins return to the yard and tree limbs, but what if you saw a white robin show up at your bird feeder?

That was the reality for one Sioux Falls resident this spring. A homeowner near Washington High School says he has been watching this rare sight for a few weeks.

The partially white bird is called a leucistic robin. The white feathers are caused by a lack of melanin in the bird’s genetic makeup.

Hear from the homeowner about this leucistic robin tonight on KELOLAND News at 10 p.m.

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