Partially Leucistic Female Cardinal Joins Flock

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She’s Still Here!

I’m happy to say that this pale beauty appears to have made Little Piney her home.  The partially leucistic female Northern Cardinal seems comfortable vying for feeder space with the Chipping Sparrows and her own kind today in the front yard oak.  She first appeared at Little Piney last week, and it took a few days of research to understand her coloration.  For more information about this bird, a female with non-phaeomelanic coloration see my last post Leucistic Northern Cardinal and More Winter Birds.

Partially Leucistic Female Cardinal
Partially Leucistic Female Northern Cardinal

 

Still holding on to orange leaves, this oak provides a pretty background for Cardinals.

Male Northern Cardinal in Oak tree
Male Northern Cardinal

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