[CT Birds] Strange cardinal

Tom and Dorothy Wadlow joyant at att.net
Mon Jul 28 13:13:45 EDT 2014


Hi-

 

I've had a very strange looking male cardinal coming to my feeder, often in
the company of a normal cardinal pair.  His head is completely gray.  At
first I thought it was gray feathering, but when I took a photo a bit zoomed
in I discovered that the gray is skin.  He has lost all the feathering on
his head except for a few wisps on the top. 

 

Any ideas what could have caused it?  Has anyone seen something similar?

 

Here is the link to a photo:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h44xpp1qpr18rso/IMG_0374.JPG

 

Dorothy Wadlow

Stonington

 

 




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