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Susan King

Vienna, VA, USA


Female Cardinal with no head feathers. Some posts suggested this is a normal molting pattern in summer months. Others suggested it could be mites. For the bird’s sake, I hope it’s not the latter!

Bald Northern Cardinal

Bald female cardinal in Vienna, VA

One reply on “Bald Northern Cardinal”

Ava Johnson says:

It could be either, but don’t worry, it’s most likely just molting.

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