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Cynthia Metsker

Asheville, NC, USA


I had only had my feeder out for a day or so when this rare treat wandered by. There as more than one, so curious if they are related.

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Category: Category 3: Cardinals and Friends

Yellow Cardinal

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One reply on “Yellow Cardinal”

Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

Hi Cynthia, Yellow Cardinals are quite rare – one made national news a few years ago. This cardinal could be showing yellow plumage due to a genetic mutation that prevents the expression of red pigment, or it could be a sign of illness; poor diet or environmental stress could cause this as well. Check out this article to learn more about the phenomenon, and let us know if you have any questions at

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