Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:59 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:00 AM
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:50 AM
range wouldn't fit. Cardinal for me
Maybe it's one of these guys? Pyrrhuloxia.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:01 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:23 AM
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:29 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:47 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:27 PM
Thanks for that explanation. It definitely wasn't anything due to lighting.
It is most definitely a Northern Cardinal (in addition to range, this birds has a red bill, not yellow), and one with feathers on the head at that (you can see the red crest feathers). It looks perfectly healthy to me - the reason that it appears a bit odd is that this is a first year male that is molting into adult plumage, so it's a bit scruffy due to the molt and is grey in weird places because of the juvenal plumage.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:14 PM
Bald headed cardinal, I think? I saw both male and female baldies this year.
Certainly not the most beautiful bird.
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