Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rare Yellow Northern Cardinal in Kentucky

A couple weeks ago David Gourley of Boyle County, Kentucky saw a very rare sight, a yellow Northern Cardinal.  As we all know, these birds are usually bright red, their color derived from the carotenoids in the food they eat.  A rare genetic mutation has caused this bird to develop yellow pigmentation instead of red.  A truly peculiar sight!

Check out more pics and information at the KOS site.


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