Northern Cardinal with Feather Loss

I don’t know if this cardinal is undergoing a normal (extreme) molt, or if he has some kind of medical condition. Whatever the cause, this kind of feather loss seems to be common.

3 thoughts on “Northern Cardinal with Feather Loss

  1. bardessdmdenton July 19, 2012 / 1:01 PM

    Hi Rae–please forgive me not commenting much this week (and perhaps next). I am editing my novel for publication and am pressed for time. But I wanted you to know that I am ‘around’ and enjoying your posts as much as ever!

    • Rae Spencer July 19, 2012 / 3:26 PM

      Good luck with your editing and congratulations on your novel! I look forward to reading it!

  2. Gillian August 7, 2012 / 7:40 PM

    Yep, cardinals and blue jays tend to lose all their head feathers at once, making them look rather…odd (sorry, I just can’t call any bird ugly!). Not to worry, they will soon grow back.

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