Thursday, November 13

Northern Cardinal with a Bald Head

Caledonia Wisconsin

"In fall, we receive many inquiries about bald birds, especially Northern Cardinals and Blue Jays. In late summer and fall, when a bird molts, it usually grows and replaces all its feathers gradually, but occasionally a bird loses all the feathers on its head at once. The result is a very strange looking bald bird! Don’t worry--usually the feathers grow back just fine."
-Cornell's All About Birds

This fella did get his feathers back, but took a few months, his female stayed with him the whole time. Happy ending

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