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Rare white puffin spotted on remote island


A rare white puffin has been spotted on a remote island in the north of Scotland.The puffin was seen on Handa Island Wildlife Reserve off the coast of Sutherland by rangers from the Scottish Wildlife Trust. It has only a few black feathers and its bill is largely orange. The rare bird’s unique look is due to a lack of pigmentation caused by the genetic condition leucism. It was first spotted on the island in mid-June and rangers said its late arrival and behaviour suggests it is a young bird which is not ready to breed.

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