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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. -

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.

This article was originally posted on April 4, 2020 @ 9:45 pm

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  1. 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 ♡

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