[CT Birds] Strange cardinal

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



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:


Dorothy Wadlow




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