Skip to main content

There’s still time to sign up for the 2022-23 FeederWatch season, which runs through the end of April. Sign up today!

×

Photo Submission

Submitted By

John Turnauckas

Oklahoma, United States

Description

This Cardinal has been coming to our platform feeder for quite a while. At first I did not discern that its beak was badly deformed and that he was missing his left eye. He finally came to the feeder when I had my camera handy..He seems quite capable of feeding and flying. I have seen a Cardinal wqith missing feathers and grey skin but never one with these deformities.

Category

Deformed bill

Male Cardinal With Deformities

Male Cardinal with deformed beak, missing feathers and a missing left eye.

One reply on “Male Cardinal with Deformities”

Barbara Brown says:

I have a male cardinal that looks similar, but beak is normal. There is also a male with one normal leg and only a half of the other. Do you have any idea why this is happening?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Explore

Recently Liked