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#1 ant_anks

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:35 AM

This bird has been visiting my grandma's feeder in Southern MN, and she's been asking me what it is. Fairly certain it's a partially leucistic Northern Cardinal, but I'm sure she would appreciate a confirmation.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:40 AM

Looks like a female Northern Cardinal

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:40 AM

Here's another shot, showing the white on the face.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:49 AM

Wow

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:07 AM

Agree - leucistic female Northern Cardinal. Posted Image

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