Date: 7/28/17 12:08 pm
From: Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mississippi Kite/Bald Male Cardinal
I've been trying to get a picture of our bald cardinal here in
Hillsborough, NC for 2 weeks but he's very shy. Thanks for this post and
follow up with google links with explanation. I wondered about mites...

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On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 2:16 PM, Shea Tiller <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> dinosaur-like!
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM, Kent Fiala <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>> Bald Cardinals are very common, especially this time of year. Check out this
>> google link
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>> Kent Fiala
>> On 7/28/2017 1:58 PM, Frank Hamilton wrote:
>> I was driving on the Charleston Air Force Base this morning and had the
>> pleasure of seeing a kite soaring overhead. Base security guarantees that
>> the extensive wooded areas are bird and animal sanctuaries. Seeing hawks
>> is common.
>> Cardinals are ubiquitous in the Carolinas. This season I'm seeing an
>> unusual male cardinal. Its red body and orange beak are unmistakably
>> cardinal, but its head is dark gray to black with no crest. Is this a
>> significant anomaly or some rare but uncommon deviation?
>> Frank Hamilton
>> Charleston, SC

Helen Kalevas
Near Hillsborough, NC

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