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Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

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Wow! it’s a yellow Cardinal!
 
This is a first for me. The "one in a million" cardinal was spotted in Gainesville last week
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Gorgeous.  I would love to be one in a million too and have one visit my feeder. 

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

Beautiful! I love Cardinals! 

 

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I love the gorgeous cardinals that frequent my feeders, but wouldn't mind adding a yellow one to the mix!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thanks for the gorgeous photos!

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Very pretty, i to also love cardinals, wonder how many there are.

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I am a total bird nerd! What an amazing sighting! Very special.

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thanks for the post and pics @Zhills .  Never heard of a yellow one and will read up on them.  

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@Zhills  Oh, how beautiful.  We have  red Cardinals and Blue Jays but this yellow Cardinal is a first for me, too.  I'd love to see one in person!

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

Google says:

 

Experts say Gainesville's newest feathered friend is a one-in-a million picturesque yellow cardinal.

While there are an estimated 15 million red cardinals across the eastern U.S., making it one of the most common birds in the wild, there are just 10 to 15 yellow cardinals flying around the region.

 

 

"I don’t know how many cardinals I have seen, maybe thousands," said Andy Kratter, the ornithology collections manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History. "This is the first yellow cardinal I have seen."

The newest wildlife attraction has been spotted near campus for several weeks. It has a vibrant yellow body with a black mask around its eyes and beak. The early morning sunlight enhances its brightness against the spring green foliage of the area.

 
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@Zhills,

So beautiful!

Thanks for the post,

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