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July 17, 2012 / Rae Spencer

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 Comments

  1. bardessdmdenton / Jul 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 / Jul 19 2012 3:26 PM

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

  2. Gillian / Aug 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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