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Sightings of Albino Hummingbird or Leucistic Hummingbirds in Tennessee

Hummingbird Information … Albino Hummingbird (White) Hummingbirds Information

White Hummingbirds Reported in Other States / Locations

Albino Hummingbird sightings in Tennessee recorded in reverse chronological order:

  • Tennessee, Greenback.  Photographed by Gina May at her hummingbird feeder.  She describes this unusual hummingbird as follows: “This hummingbird appears to be white with light brown spots.. or light brown with white spots. “
Piebald hummingbird - Greenback, TN - July 2022
  • Bell Buckle Tennessee just south of Nashville: Debra Gonnion reported, and provided photos of, a white hummingbird at her hummingbird feeder. Sightings: September 2021.
White Hummingbird in Tennessee
  • Tennessee, Murfreesboro: Whitney Qandt reports a leucistic hummingbird in her garden. She described it as follows: “feathers are definitely SOLID silver/white color with no markings/variations at all. First sighted 8/25/18. Last sighted TODAY 9/14/18. Multiple/daily sightings in between”, September, 2018
  • Gallatin 37066.   Paul and Kay Joyce reported (with photos) a partial white hummingbird at their feeders since 9/07/17 and have watched it daily through 9/13/17.
White hummingbird in Tennessee, USA
  • Luray 38352 (9/20/2015).  Angie Burns submitted a photo (below) and the following information:  “The photo was taken by me on 9.20.15. The first sighting of the hummingbird was on 9.19.15 in the early evening. It returned to the feeder on 9.20.15 with other hummingbirds.”
  • Bethpage (northern Sumner County).  September 1, 2015.  Reported by Amanda (gg179 [at]  aol dot com) with photos
  • Robertson County.  July 26, 2015.  White hummingbird reported by Ann Murray.
  • Waverly.  White hummingbird video submitted by Jerry Jackson, 9/8/2014. 
  • Nashville: Joel Pepper  reported and submitted a photo of a partial white (pied) / leucistic hummingbird on August 30, 2014
White Hummingbird in Tennessee
  • Collierville, July 2014: Leucistic Rubythroated Hummingbird photographed by Laura Lee Haygood
White Hummingbird
  • South Pittsburg – White hummingbird sighted by Melissa and Ricky Brown ([email protected]) on 9/10/2012
White Hummingbird
  • Chattanooga – Leucistic Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird sighted on Signal Mountain near Chattanooga by Bret Douglas on 9/6/2012
  • Tennessee, near Nashville, TN 37122. Albino Hummingbird visited feeders several times a day (photo below taken in Sept. 2011). It stayed for about 4 – 5 weeks. Photographed by Bill Wright Email: [email protected]
Albino Hummingbird
  • Nashville 37221 (8/9/11 and 8/11/11) Leucistic Unknown Species sighted in Cynthia’s backyard

Did you see one of these rare hummingbirds? If so, please e-mail relevant information (such as date, location, etc.) and photos – if available (including the photographer’s name. THANK YOU!)


Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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