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

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  1. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    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.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...336.html?cps=gravity_2685_2490389776830584911

    I think he/she is beautiful!!
     
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  3. charminglane

    charminglane Helcat!

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    Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this, Tulessa!!!
    Nature has so many anomalies.
     
  4. TripleA

    TripleA New Member

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    Nature is bizarre and amazing!
     
  5. teedie2

    teedie2 Active Member

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    Why I LOVE the internet! Beautiful bird, thanks for posting this. :)
     
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    TrackerSam New Member

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    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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