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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

How lucky! the closest we come to a cardinal here 
that Cardinal is stunning .  I would love to see a red too in person

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

Absolutely beautiful bird!  I have male and female cardinals that II see in the back yard but have never seen a yellow one.  I love birds, they are truly gifts from nature, all different varieties and vibrant colors, spectacular!  Thanks for sharing this wonder!

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

@Zhills I too have never had the pleasure of seeing one in person, thanks for sharing!  This is truly a first for me!   When cardinals are her, angels are near....perhaps this one is truly angelic.

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

Looks sort of tropical in yellow.

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

How wonderful, we don't get them at all in the PNW.

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

What a beautiful bird.  I wonder if it's male or female.  We have lots of Cardinals here.  A few years ago we had a white Robin here.  We also have a black squirrel that comes around!

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

Cardinals are a popular pet bird in much of the world and I've heard of a breeder overseas who created a yellow strain of them for the pet trade. You can't keep them as a pet in the US due to the 1918 migratory bird treaty act, but they're very popular overseas.

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

Oh, how absolutely gorgeous!  I have several male and female cardinals in my backyard but I have never seen nor heard of a yellow one.  Thank you so much for posting this photo, it has made my day.  I would give anything to see one in person.

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

I am so glad that so many of you enjoyed this post. 

 

It was posted by a Meteorologist in Tampa.

 

It was just too good not to share!

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Re: Rare yellow cardinal spotted in Gainesville, Florida.

It is striking.  Love it!  💛

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