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Erie, PA, USA
Gynandromorph Cardinal spotted by my husband and photographed by me Jan. 2019
Category 7: The Unexpected
I think Shirley captured the beauty of this very rare bird!
Voting for Shirley Caldwell
Very cool looking bird right in my hometown!
So interesting I never knew such a bird existed. Beautiful.
This is a fantastic capture.
Thank you for sharing. Beautiful and your one lucky woman to get to see this.
Such a beautiful bird in my hometown of Erie, PA
This is one of the most amazing photos I’ve ever seen. When I saw the photo, and read the science behind the phenomenon, I was completely enthralled. Thumbs up to Shirley capturing such an image.
Amazing morph! Beautiful quality image and that I am sure will be used in future ornithology books to describe this morphmarmar
Perfect timing for Shirley to catch such a rare beauty!! I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a gynandromorph..I thoroughly enjoyed the very informative article and learned so much I otherwise would not have known had I not seen this!! I’m a big birdie and seeing something as amazing as this brings me such joy!!! Thank you Shirley for sharing with us a peek into your backyard!!
Thank you to all who have commented… I greatly appreciate it! Again, thank you!
Wow!!! I am in awe of this!!! Great eye you had to spot that. We love our Cardinals and this discovery is phenominal. Were you able to record on video any of its behavior? I vote for you.
Definitely a winning shot. So beautiful!!
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