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Yellow-pigmented male northern cardinal: this is most likely a genetic mutation that renders the pigments the bird draws from foods to make it appear with yellow coloration rather than red. This is called xanthochroism; in addition to cardinals, it has also been seen in rose-breasted grosbeaks.

Yellow-pigmented male northern cardinal: this is most likely a genetic mutation that renders the pigments the bird draws from foods to make it appear with yellow coloration rather than red. This is called xanthochroism; in addition to cardinals, it has also been seen in rose-breasted grosbeaks.

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Hocuspokerface
Hocuspokerface
5 months ago

Shiny

vanillavanity
vanillavanity
5 months ago

what does that mean for the bird though? If all other cardinals are red is this yellow one going to have a hard time finding a mate?

edit: never mind! I read one of the links in the comments & he found a mate ♡

0utcazt
0utcazt
5 months ago

I’ve always loved Cardinals’ little punk rock hair-dos. Lol.

NowImagineThis
NowImagineThis
5 months ago

How would you feel if everyone called you a rosebreasted grosbeak?

surface_panda21
surface_panda21
5 months ago

Thats the yellow bird from angry birds

louisamarisa
louisamarisa
5 months ago

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthochromism](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthochromism)

[https://www.audubon.org/news/why-northern-cardinal-yellow](https://www.audubon.org/news/why-northern-cardinal-yellow)

[https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/02/birds-animals-cardinals-rare-yellow-spd/](https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/02/birds-animals-cardinals-rare-yellow-spd/)

lafleurcynique
lafleurcynique
5 months ago

He’s so handsome.

Ganslaamgir
Ganslaamgir
5 months ago

CD Projekt YELLOW

soundofmusak
soundofmusak
5 months ago

That’s a chicken.

saddivad2020
saddivad2020
5 months ago

CHUCK

jerryhill50
jerryhill50
5 months ago

Aw finally l understand, now I know why my chest is red my nose is big. It’s what I’ve been eating

carascox
carascox
5 months ago

So beautiful!!

Kennisgoodman
Kennisgoodman
5 months ago

Love this so much. The cardinal is my favorite bird.

GiantFartMonster
GiantFartMonster
5 months ago

Bart Simpson bird

Xul-gor
Xul-gor
5 months ago

Like xanthos from dark souls yeee

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Justonecharactershor
Justonecharactershor
5 months ago

When you buy the Shader Microtransaction pack

tman008
tman008
5 months ago

The Yellow Cardinal would be a great pub name.

pwnizuka
pwnizuka
5 months ago

Zaa

Warlock_protomorph
Warlock_protomorph
5 months ago

Rare birb.

GarnetAndOpal
GarnetAndOpal
5 months ago

**Phenomenal**!! I grew up in NW Ohio, with cardinals, blue jays, robins, sparrows, etc. A yellow cardinal just **blows my mind**. Thank you, OP.

IxenArcaniss
IxenArcaniss
5 months ago

Cardinal Mustard

Dana1712
Dana1712
5 months ago

Beautiful

Hulton-Sama
Hulton-Sama
5 months ago

Chuck

Rosa-Asterwolf
Rosa-Asterwolf
5 months ago

You are what you eat ☺️

DismalPath
DismalPath
5 months ago

Logan

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