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A very rare bird sighting to share...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Forgive the IQ as it was a quick grab shot nearing dark before this Female Cardinal flew away.

    I’ve seen bald headed Blue-Jays before but never a bald-headed Cardinal.
    From what I’ve read on the Internet, most talk about it being part of the annual summer ‘molting’ process.
    They normally disappear and become shy / secretive during the summer molting phase, and as a result this condition is rarely seen.

     
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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Brings a whole new dimension to the term “Ugly”…looks like a small vulture !
    And has one long ‘top-knot’ feather sweeping back on top of its head…LOL.
    I wonder if the skin over their whole body is black? I guess it would be…