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White and Albino Hummingbirds

Although somewhat rare in nature, there are indeed white hummingbirds! There are three types, a true Albino, and a Leucistic hummingbird ... and a mixture, known as Pied (or Piebald).

Melanin is important for hummingbirds as it dictates skin tone, eye color, feather strength, and ultraviolet sun protection. Less melanin produces a lighter color, while more melanin produces a darker color.


Albino Hummingbirds

An albino hummingbird features white feathers along with pink eyes, bill and feet. These hummingbirds are very rare, and are the result of a genetic mutation that stops the creation of any dark pigment. These hummingbirds lack melanin which equates to no color or pigmentation.

Albino Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Carrol County, Maryland, July, 2019
Albino Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Carrol County, Maryland, July, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of M. Tegges
)


Leucistic Hummingbirds

Leucistic hummingbirds can produce some melanin, and have black eyes, bills and feet. Their feathers may be pure white, whitish, off-white, partially-white, tan, or gray instead of the normal colors for that species.

These are somewhat rare, but not as rare as the true albino hummingbird.

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Laurens, South Caroliana - August, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Laurens, South Caroliana - August, 2021
Has stayed for 16 days at the home of
Robyn Prince
(Photo by Elaine Smith Photography )


 

Pied, or Piebald, Hummingbirds

The term "pied" or "piebald" is applied to bird plumage that has contrasting patches of bold color, usually black and white with clear edges.

Pied Hummingbirds have partial white and partial normal coloration.

Because it has some normal green or brown feathers, this hummingbird is referred to as being "pied" rather than leucistic.

Pied Black-chinned Hummingbird sighted in Meers, Oklahoma
Pied Black-chinned Hummingbird sighted in Meers, Oklahoma, April, 2021
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Jones)

The Database of White Hummingbird Sightings

Here at HummingbirdCentral, we have received nearly 200 reports of white hummingbird sightings from 2018 to 2024. These reports were from the following locations (each documented with photos or videos):


2024

  • May, 2024
  • Simsboro, LA
  • June, 2024
  • Charleston, IL
  • Elgin, IL
  • Athens, WI
  • Pena Blanca, NM
  • July, 2024
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • College Grove, TN
  • Plainwell, MI


2023

  • March, 2023
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • April, 2023
  • Oglesby, TX
  • July, 2023
  • Harbinger, NC
  • Coal Run, KY
  • Stony Creek, VA
  • Mocksville, NC
  • Piggott, AR
  • Concord, CA
  • August, 2023
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Dacula, GA
  • Clayton, IL
  • Sarver, PA
  • Howardsville, VA
  • Decatur, IL
  • Great Cacapon, WV
  • Helonville, IN
  • Paw Paw, MI
  • Louisville, KY
  • Millington, TN
  • Henry, VA
  • September, 2023
  • Ardmore, OK
  • Coventry, RI
  • Highland Village, TX
  • Clifton Park, NY
  • Marion, KY
  • Bells, TN
  • Ladoga, WI
  • Santa Fe, TN
  • Prairieville, LA
  • George West, TX
  • Stockholm, NJ
  • Queen, NM
  • Viola, IL
  • Barnesville, OH
  • Dahlonega, GA
  • Port Moody, BC
  • St. Charles, MO
  • October, 2023
  • Franklin, LA
  • Mableton, GA
  • Gueydan, LA
  • Wausau, FL
  • Bella Vista, AR
  • November, 2023
  • Weslaco, TX


2022

  • January, 2022
  • West Hollywood, CA
  • North Saanich, BC
  • April, 2022
  • Orangevale, CA
  • Watsonville, CA
  • June, 2022
  • Pegram, TN
  • San Antonio, TX
  • July, 2022
  • Oakdale, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Walnut Grove, MO
  • Bluemont, VA
  • Cedar Park, TX
  • Rocky Mount, VA
  • Cairo, GA
  • August, 2022
  • DeWitt, MI
  • Frisco City, AL
  • Willow Springs, MO
  • Ringgold, GA
  • East Quogue, NY
  • Mountain View, AR
  • Westerfield, OH
  • September, 2022
  • Johnston, SC
  • Peachtree City, GA
  • Constantia, NY
  • Millstadt, IL
  • Rochester, MA
  • El Cajon, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Santa Fe, TX
  • Kilgore, TX
  • Cantrall, IL
  • Wilton, CT
  • Bastrop, LA
  • Kiln, MS
  • Bessemer, AL
  • Fort Calhoun, NE
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Tunkhannock, PA
  • Schererville, IN
  • Quincy, IL
  • Shiloh, NC
  • Mt. Prospect, IL
  • Irmo, SC
  • DeWitt, IA
  • St. Amant, LA
  • Pensacola, FL


2021

  • February, 2021
  • Halfmoon Bay, BC
  • Seattle, WA
  • Hemet, CA
  • April, 2021
  • Meers, OK
  • Jurupa Valley, CA
  • June, 2021
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Hickory, NC
  • July, 2021
  • Florissant, CO
  • Shelby, NC
  • Whipple, OH
  • Creswell, OR
  • Port Ludlow, WA
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Tucson, AZ
  • August, 2021
  • Pea Ridge, AR
  • Hopkinsville, KY
  • Fullerton, CA
  • Philadelphia, MS
  • Delta, AL
  • Woodruff, WI
  • Ashland City, TN
  • Carrollton, MS
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Lake Buchanan, TX
  • Princeton, WI
  • September, 2021
  • Suffolk, VA
  • Harrisonville, MO
  • El Paso, TX
  • Spring Grove, IL
  • Laurens, SC
  • Swansea, SC
  • Seneca, SC
  • Kittredge, CO
  • Mandeville, LA
  • Tomball, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Ponchatoula, LA
  • Ocean Springs, MS
  • Earleville, MD
  • Mason City, IL
  • Springfield, MO
  • Demopolis, AL
  • Boise, ID
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Bolton, MS
  • Sautee Nacoochee, GA
  • Lawrenceburg, KY
  • Murray, IA
  • Hopewell Junction, NY
  • Middlesboro, KY
  • Pembroke, GA
  • St. Peters, MO
  • October, 2021
  • Pearland, TX
  • Katy, TX
  • Mt. Olive, MS


2020

  • June, 2020
  • Liberty Hill, TX
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Leakey, TX
  • Hernando, MS
  • Silverdale, WA
  • St. Francis, MN
  • Spokane, WA
  • July, 2020
  • Simsboro, LA
  • Austin, TX
  • Harrisburg, AR
  • Tualatin, OR
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Defiance, OH
  • Woodbury, CT
  • August, 2020
  • Port Mouton, NS
  • Callawassie Island, SC
  • Poquoson, VA
  • Carrboro, NC
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Port Ludlow, WA
  • Descanso, CA
  • Midway, UT
  • Perryville, MO
  • Crested Butte, CO
  • September, 2020
  • Greenbrier, AR
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Redwater, TX
  • Red River County, TX
  • Crosby, TX
  • Henderson, TN
  • Norman, OK
  • Howell, MI


2019

  • July, 2019
  • Spokane, WA
  • Carroll County, MD
  • Northeast KY
  • Prescott, AZ
  • August, 2019
  • Mount Juliet, TN
  • Hanna, IN
  • Eldersburg, MD
  • Winona, TX
  • Galatia, IL
  • Canterbury, CT
  • Muskogee, OK
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Arp, TX
  • Beltrami County, MN
  • September, 2019
  • Valley Falls, NY
  • Haleyville, NJ
  • Hoschton, GA
  • Trinity, TX
  • Sisterdale, TX
  • Simms, TX
  • Clinton, LA
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Boaz, MO
  • San Angelo, TX
  • Brownsville, KY
  • Grasonville, MD
  • October, 2019
  • Sardis, MS
  • Bonduel, MI
  • Cut and Shoot, TX


2018

  • Jamesport, MO
  • El Dorado, AR
  • Lawson, MO
  • Presque Isle, WI
  • Daingerfield, TX
  • Bowling Green, KY
  • Greenup, KY


More Photos of White Hummingbirds


Pied Black-chinned hummingbird, Pena Blanca, New Mexico, June 23, 2024 Pied Black-chinned Hummingbird
Pena Blanca, New Mexico, June 23, 2024
(Photo by and courtesy of E. Severance)
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Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Charleston, Illinois, June 1, 2024 Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Charleston, Illinois, June 1, 2024
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Thomason)
Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Simsboro, Louisiana, May 31, 2024 Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Simsboro, Louisiana, May 31, 2024
(Photo by and courtesy of G. Ruffino)
Leucistic Hummingbird, Port Moody, British Columbia, September 12-27, 2023 Leucistic Hummingbird
Port Moody, British Columbia, September 12-27, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of M. Owen-Evans)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Franklin, Louisiana, October 4-5, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Franklin, Louisiana, October 4-5, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of L. DeSoto )

Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Mableton, Georgia, October 4, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Mableton, Georgia, October 4, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of N. Guttenberg)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, St. Charles, Missouri, September 24-27, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
St. Charles, Missouri, September 24-27, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of K. Webb)

Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Bella Vista, Arkansas, October, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Bella Vista, Arkansas, October 2-16, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of Trish)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Dahlonega, Georgia, September 26, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Dahlonega, Georgia, September 26, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Cummins)

White Ruby-throated hummingbird, Viola, Illinois, September 20-23, 2023 White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Viola, Illinois, September 20-23, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of S. Cummings)
White Ruby-throated hummingbird, Barnesville, Ohio, September 24, 2023 White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Barnesville, Ohio, September 24, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of B. Yakubisin)

White Ruby-throated hummingbird, Stockholm, New Jersey, September 17-19, 2023 White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Stockholm, New Jersey, September 17-19, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Winters)
White hummingbird, Queen, New Mexico, September 17-20, 2023 White Hummingbird
Queen, New Mexico, September 17-20, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of B. O'Brien)

White Ruby-throated hummingbird, Ladoga, Wisconsin, August 27, 2023 White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ladoga, Wisconsin, August 27, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of M. Strook)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Prairieville, Louisiana, September 11-13, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Prairieville, Louisiana, September 11-13, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Wood)

Pied Ruby-throated hummingbird, Highland Village, Texas, September 2, 2023 Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Highland Village, Texas, September 2, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of B. Alvarez)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Bells, Tennessee, September 11, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Bells, Tennessee, September 11, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of H. Haynes)

Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Clifton Park, New York, September 8, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Clifton Park, New York, September 8, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Prichett)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Marion, Kentucky, September 9, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Marion, Kentucky, September 9, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of W. Wilson)

Pied Ruby-throated hummingbird, Howardsville, Virginia, August 20, 2023 Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Howardsville, Virginia, August 20, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of K. Rost)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Dacula, Georgia, August 26, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Dacula, Georgia, August 26, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of S. Smith)

Albino Ruby-throated hummingbird, Paw Paw, Michigan, August 9, 2023 Albino Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Paw Paw, Michigan, August 9, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of T. Thiede)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Millington, Tennessee, August 2, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Millington, Tennessee, August 2, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of D. Asbridge)

Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Helonville, Indiana, August 14, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Helonville, Indiana, August 14, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of M. Turner)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Decatur, Illiinois, August 17, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Decatur, Illinois, August 17, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Davison)

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Henry, Virginia, August 7, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Henry, Virginia, August 7, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of M. Broadstreet)
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Harbinger, NC, July 31, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Harbinger, North Carolina, July 31, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Harris)


Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Stony Creek, VA, July 22, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Stony Creek, VA, July 22, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of C. Lewis)
Pied Ruby-throated hummingbird, Irmo, South Carolina, August - September, 2022Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Irmo, South Carolina, August 31 - September 7, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of S. Lewis)

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Piggott, Arkansas, July 19, 2023 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Piggott, Arkansas, July 19, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of A. Fowler)
Albino Hummingbird, Aliso Viejo, California, March 29, 2023 White Hummingbird
Aliso Viejo, California, March 29, 2023
(Photo by and courtesy of C. Beck)


Albino Hummingbird, Ringgold, Georgia, August 21, 2022 Albino Hummingbird
Ringgold, GA, August 21, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Forshee)
Albino Hummingbird, Millstadt, Illinois, August 1, 2022 Albino Hummingbird
Millstadt, IL, August 1, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of P. Keck)


Pied Allen's or Rufous Hummingbird, San Diego, California, September, 2022 Pied Allen's or Rufous Hummingbird
San Diego, CA, September 25, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of D. Siverts)
Leucistic hummingbird in a water fountain, El Cajon, California, September, 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird in a fountain
El Cajon, CA, September 28, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Schindler)

Albino Ruby-throated hummingbird, Cantrall, Illinois, September, 2022 Albino Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Cantrall, IL, September, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of K. Rabbe)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Santa Fe, Texas, September 25, 2022 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Santa Fe, TX, September 25, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of E. Nash)

Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Kilgore, Texas, September, 2022 Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Kilgore, TX, September 16-20, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of T. Zurn)
Leucistic Hummingbird, Bastrop, Louisiana, September, 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
Bastrop, LA, September, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of R. Stephenson)

Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Bessemer, Alabama, September, 2022 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Bessemer, AL, September 16, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of C. Tropeano)
Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, Kiln, Mississippi, September, 2022 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Kiln, MS, September 19-21, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of B. Phillips)

Albino hummingbird, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, September, 2022 Albino Hummingbird
Fort Calhoun, NE, September, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Dugan)
Pied hummingbird, DeWitt, Michigan, August, 2022 Pied Hummingbird
DeWitt, MI, August, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of K. Loop)

Leucistic hummingbird, Shiloh, North Carolina, September, 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
Shiloh, NC, September, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of W. Lassiter)
Leucistic hummingbird, Schererville, Indiana, September, 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
Schererville, IN, September 15, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of P. Carroll)

Leucistic hummingbird, Pensacola, Florida, September 2, 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
Pensacola, FL, September 2, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Lance)
Leucistic hummingbird, DeWitt, Iowa, September 2, 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
DeWitt, Iowa, September 2, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of K. Leiferman)

Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird, St. Amant, Louisiana, September 2, 2022 Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
St. Amant, Louisiana, September 2, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of A. Bourque)
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Leucistic Hummingbird, Constantia, NY, August  2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
Constantia, NY, August 8, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of Angie M)
White hummingbird, Frisco City, Alabama, August, 2022
White Hummingbird
Frisco City, AL, August, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Crutchfield)

Leucistic Hummingbird - Oakdale, California - July, 2022
Leucistic Hummingbird
Oakdale, CA, July, 2022
 (Photo by and courtesy of J. Thompson)
White hummingbird, Watsonville, California, April, 2022
White Hummingbird
Watsonville, CA, April ,2022
(Photo by and courtesy of S. Hoffman)

White hummingbird, Oakdale, California, July, 2022
White Hummingbird
Oakdale, CA, July, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of Natalie and Rose)
White hummingbird, Johnston, South Carolina, August, 2022
White Hummingbird
Johnston, SC, August, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of N. Riley)

Leucistic Hummingbird - Rochester, MA, August 1, 2022
Leucistic Hummingbird
Rochester, MA, August 1, 2022
 (Photo by and courtesy of S. Orlowski)
Leucistic hummingbird, Pegram, TN, June 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
Pegram, TN, June, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of R. Adkins)

Leucistic Hummingbird - Orangevale, California, April 2022
Leucistic Hummingbird
Orangevale, CA, April, 2022
 (Photo by and courtesy of P. Flores)
Leucistic hummingbird, San Antonio, Texas, June, 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
San Antonio, TX, June, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of M. and A Rogers)

Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird, North Saanich, British Columbia - January, 2022
Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird
North Saanich, British Colfumbia, January, 2022
 (Photo by and courtesy of G. Eckberg)
Leucistic hummingbird, Rocky Mount, VA, July, 2022 Leucistic Hummingbird
Rocky Mount, VA, July, 2022
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Joyce)

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Springfield, Missouri, September, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Springfield, Missouri, September, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of P. Lindsay)
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Brentwood, Tennessee, September 1-9, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Brentwood, Tennessee, September 1-9, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of K. Vanderkolk)


Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird in Port Ludlow, Washington, in July of 2021
Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird
Port Ludlow, WA, July 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of C. Aron)
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Callawassie Island, SC - August, 2020
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Callawassie Island, SC, August, 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of J. Eckhardt
)

Leucistic hummingbird sighted for 7 days in Katy, Texas, September 28 - October 4, 2021
Leucistic Hummingbird
Katy, Texas, sighted for 7 days in Sept-October, 2021
(Photo by and courtesy of B. Purser)
Leucistic hummingbird in Pearland, Texas, October 9, 2021
Leucistic Hummingbird
Pearland, Texas, October 9, 2021
(Photo by and courtesy of D. Martin)

Pied Hummingbird - Fort Worth, Texas, September, 2021
Pied Hummingbird
Fort Worth, TX, September, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of M. Parsley)
Leucistic hummingbird, Mt. Olive, Mississippi, October, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Mt. Olive, MS, October, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of D. Madden)

Leucistic Hummingbird - Earleville, Maryland, September, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Earleville, Maryland, September 13, 2021
(Photo by and courtesy of A. Baldwin)
Leucistic male Anna's Hummingbird - Nicknamed "Cotton Ball" - Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia - February 24, 2021
Leucistic male Anna's Hummingbird - Nicknamed "Cotton Ball" - Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia - February 24, 2021  (Photo by and courtesy of A. Miller)

Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird sighted in St. Francis, Minnesota, June, 2020
Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
St. Francis, Minnesota, June, 2020
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Heifort)
Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird sighted in Ponchatoula, LA, September, 2021
Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ponchatoula, LA, September, 2021
(Photo by and courtesy of B. Migues)

White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Demopolis, Alabama, September 13, 2021
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Demopolis, Alabama, September 13, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of D. Wingate)
Leucistic female Anna's Hummingbird - Hemet, California - February 26, 2021
Leucistic female Anna's Hummingbird
Hemet, California, February 26, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of K. Hoggatt
)

Leucistic Hummingbird - Beaverton, Oregon - July, 2020
Leucistic Hummingbird
Beaverton, Oregon, July 11, 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of C. Elings
)
Albino Ruby-throated Hummingbird, north of Murray, Iowa, September 8, 2021
Albino Ruby-throated Hummingbird
North of Murray, Iowa, September 8, 2021
Confirmed by Iowa DNR as an Albino
 (Photo by and courtesy of R. Griffith)

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, September, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Sautee Nacoochee, GA, September, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of B. Roper)
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, September, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Lawrenceburg, KY, September, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of J. Brooks)

Leucistic Hummingbird - Florissant, Colorado, July, 2021
Leucistic female Anna's Hummingbird - Hemet, California - February 26, 2021
White Hummingbird
Florissant, Colorado, July, 2021 (Photos by and courtesy of A. Bullis
)

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Red River County, Texas
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Red River County, Texas - September, 2020
 (Photos by and courtesy of M. Storey
)

Leucistic hummingbird in Port Ludlow, Washington, August of 2020
Leucistic Hummingbird
Port Ludlow, Washington, August, 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of L. Larabee and M. Lum
)

White Hummingbird - Crested Butte, Colorado - August, 2020
White Hummingbird
Crested Butte, Colorado, August, 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of K. Giesselman
)


A white Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding in Missouri, September 14, 2018
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Missouri, September 14, 2018
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Simons)

White Hummingbird - Liberty Hill, Texas - Seen at feeders every day for over a week in late June of 2020
White Hummingbird
Liberty Hill, Texas, late June of 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of C. Mullenix
)


Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird sighted in Haleyville, NJ, August 10-13, 2019
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Haleyville, NJ, August 10-13, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Rhubart)

White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Muskogee, Oklahoma, August 18, 2019
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Muskogee, Oklahoma, August 18, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of D. Jomes
)


White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Simms, Texas
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Simms, Texas, September 24-25, 2019
 (Photo by and courtesy of C. Covarrubias
)
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Sisterdale, Texas
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Sisterdale, Texas, September 25, 2019
 (Photo by and courtesy of R. Miklaw
)

White Hummingbird - Leakey, Texas - Seen for several days in late June, 2020
White Hummingbird
Leakey, Texas, seen for several days in late June, 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of T. Ikner
)
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Sardis, Mississippi
Albino Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Sardis, Mississippi, October 18, 2019
 (Photo by and courtesy of Randy and Bev Fullerton
)


Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Poquoson, Virginia - August, 2020
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Poquoson, Virginia, August, 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of C. Conrad
)
Leucistic Hummingbird - Carrboro, North Carolina - August, 2020
Leucistic Hummingbird
Carrboro, North Carolina, late July and August, 2020
 (Photos by and courtesy of A. Smith
)


Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - St. Peters, Missouri, September 2, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
St. Peters, Missouri, September 2, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of J. Galla)
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Hopewell Junction, New York, September 7, 2021
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Hopewell Junction NY, September 7, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of J. Eckelman)

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Carrollton, Mississippi, August, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Carrollton, Mississippi, August, 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of T. Johnston
)
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Silver Spring, Maryland, June to August, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Silver Spring, Maryland, June to August, 2021
(Photo by and courtesy of C. McKown)


Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Hopkinsville, Kentucky, August, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, August 25, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of V. Garnett 
)
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Pea Ridge, Arkansas, August, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Pea Ridge, Arkansas, August 31, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of
N. Wilkening)


Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Ashland City, Tennessee, August, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ashland City, Tennessee, August 25-26, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of M. Re’nell Scott
)
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Woodruff, Wisconsin, August, 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Woodruff, WIsconsin, August, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of T. Wolfe
)


Leucistic Hummingbird - Kittredge, Colorado, August 2, 2021
Leucistic Hummingbird
She makes no noise when she flies, and alternates between flowers and several feeders, resting in nearby trees between feedings.   Other hummies (both male and female Broad-tailed and Black-chinned) try to chase her off quite a bit, but she manages to feed.  She seemed very wary of humans.
Kittredge, Colorado, August 2, 2021 (Photo by and courtesy of J. Graven)
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White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Clinton, Louisiana, September, 2019
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Clinton, Louisiana, September, 2019
 (Photo by and courtesy of D. DeMoss
, taken with
a Canon T3i and a Sigma DG 150 to 500mm zoom lens)
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Indianapolis, Indiana
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Indianapolis, Indiana, September 15, 2019
Its eyes appear dark in photos, but in person they look redder
 (Photo by and courtesy of S. Jennermann
)

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Port Mouton, Nova Scotia - August, 2020
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Port Mouton, Nova Scotia - August, 2020
 (Photo by and courtesy of M. Sarty
)
Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird sighted in Hernando, Mississippi, June, 2020
Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Hernando, Mississippi, June, 2020
(Photo by and courtesy of P. Stuart)


White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Winona, Texas, August 21, 2019
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Grasonville, Maryland, September 8, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Brown
)
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Grasonville, Maryland
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Winona, Texas, August 21, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of G. Graham
)

Three views of a pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Galatia, Illinois
Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Galatia, Illinois, August 20, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of D. Dudley
)
Leucistic Hummingbird, probably an Anna's - Seattle, Washington
Leucistic Hummingbird, probably an Anna's
Seattle, WA - March to June of 2020, again in Feb 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of B. Newell
)


Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Williamsburg, Virginia, June, 2021
Pied Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Williamsburg, Virginia June, 2021
(Photo by and courtesy of L. Kelly)
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird at a feeder in Southern Arkansas, August, 2018
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Southern Arkansas, August, 2018
(Photo by and courtesy of S. Edmonds)

White Leucistic Hummingbird in Creswell, Oregon, in July of 2021
White Leucistic Hummingbird
Creswell, Oregon, July, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of B. Gabrio
)
Leucistic Hummingbird, Spokane, Washington
Leucistic Hummingbird
Spokane, Washington, Summer of 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of K. Grieb

White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Arp, Texas, August 13, 2019
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Arp, Texas, August 13, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of Brad R.
)
Leucistic Hummingbird, Shelby, North Carolina, July 2021
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Shelby, North Carolina, July, 2021
(Photo by and courtesy of K. Hamrick)

White Leucistic Hummingbird in Suffolk, Virginia in August, 2021
Ruby-throated Leucistic Hummingbird
Suffolk, Virginia, August, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of J. Pieroni )
White Leucistic Hummingbird in Delta, Alabama in August, 2021
Ruby-throated Leucistic Hummingbird
Delta, Alabama, August 25-28, 2021
 (Photo by and courtesy of D. Tucker)

White Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Missouri, September 14, 2018
White Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Missouri, September 14, 2018
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Simons
)

Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird sighted in Beltrami County, MN, August 15, 2019
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Beltrami County, MN, August 15, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of J. Mathweg)
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird sighted in Canterbury, CT, August 17, 2019
Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Canterbury, CT, August 17, 2019
(Photo by and courtesy of K. Tharel)


Albino and Other White Hummingbirds: The Video

click to view a video about the white albino, lecistic and pied hummingbirds!


Hummingbirds are colorful creatures! But from looking at the photos above, it is known that some are white, or whitish!

Although somewhat rare in nature, there are indeed white hummingbirds! There are three types, a true Albino, and a Leucistic hummingbird ... and a mixture, known as Pied (or Piebald).

This short video highlights some of the albino, leucistic and pied hummingbird sightings which have been submitted by Hummingbird Central website viewers.

It runs only about 4 minutes ... turn up your volume for some easy listening music and enjoy some incredible views of white hummingbirds!