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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    This Half-Male, Half-Female Bird Has Very Peculiar Plumage

    You don't have to be an ornithologist to know that red northern cardinals are male and brownish-gray ones are female.

    But what about a Cardinalis cardinalis that sports red feathers on one side of its body and brownish-gray feathers on the other? Why, that cardinal is half-male and half-female, of course--and just such a rare bird has been observed in northwestern Illinois.


    I think he/she is beautiful!!
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    La Luna
    Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this, Tulessa!!!
    Nature has so many anomalies.
    Be the most brilliant color in the box!

  3. #3
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    Aug 2008
    Upstate NY
    Nature is bizarre and amazing!
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  4. #4
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    Aug 2003
    Why I LOVE the internet! Beautiful bird, thanks for posting this.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2011
    Reminds me of a 3 stooges bit and an older one with Joe E. Brown. Confederates on one side of the road and Union on the other. Curly walks down the middle by wearing half a uniform from each. Almost reaches his goal until he turns around and gets blasted by both sides.
    That bird would probably be worth a bit of money.

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