Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

Photo Gallery for Saturday

Have you ever seen this!


This Northern Cardinal was caught and banded by IBBA ( Inland Bird Banding Association) members in central Texas!

The bird shows apparent bilateral gynandromorphism, a rare abnormality that causes it to have female plumage on one side of its body and male on the other. Such birds have both an ovary and a testis.

© First part © HJ Ruiz – Avian101 —Second part © IBBA

19 thoughts on “Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

  1. What an amazing bird. I’ve seen photos of yellow cardinals before, but this is really something. I noticed last night a bright red cardinal hopping around in a shrub in front of my new place. My hope for more and different birds may be satisfied.

    • This one amazed me too! I hope your new place will bring you more opportunities to see different birds. Thank you, Linda. 🙂

    • Isn’t it something? That’s why I think that some extinct animals might reoccur in the future. Thanks, RH. 🙂

    • This bilateral gynandromorphism, was unknown to me. I was very surprised by it. I’ve never seen this before. Thank you very much, my friend. 🙂

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