Hold Your Heart After Looking At The Rare Bright Yellow Cardinal

Yellow Cardinal

Birds and their vivid color shades are always enthralling. Whether we see a bird colored with its entire body with a single color shade or a bird, that has a multi-colored body in many vibrant colors, they are always a sight to behold. 

Today, we are going to introduce you to this Bright Yellow Cardinal, which is colored vibrant yellow and has a black mask along with its beak. 

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Cardinal birds are often found in the US and Eastern parts of Canada. You may have seen many of these birds in Red color. Yes, let me explain this. Cardinal birds come in bright red colors. But, a large number of them have experienced genetic mutations which resulted in them having vibrant yellow feathers instead of red. 

You’ll be astonished after knowing the fact that this happens once in every million hatches, making it a rare kind of bird in its family.

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Before moving further, let me tell you about its family- Yellow Cardinal that is scientifically named the Cardinalis cardinalis belongs to the family Cardinalidae. There is a study published in 2014 that depicts, the species having a sister relationship between the yellow cardinal and the Diuca Finch.

Read more to learn more and know some exciting facts about this Bright Yellow Cardinal.

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Meet the rare yellow cardinal bird.

 Yellow Cardinal

The name of the bird perfectly reflects its appearance. They have vibrant yellow plumage and plumes. You can see a black mask on their head, which has covered a large area of their heads, bills, and throats. 

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Their wings and tails are yellowish-gray.

The Bright yellow pigment of the bird is caused by a genetic mutation.

They inhabit dry savanna, temperate shrublands, tropical and subtropical moist shrubland, and temperate grasslands. 

Bright yellow cardinals can be seen in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. 

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 Yellow Cardinal

They can only be found on one continent.

If you live in the US or Eastern parts of Canada then you may be able to behold this charming yellow cardinal.

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Bright Yellow Cardinals are monotypic: there are no subspecies recognized.

You may have seen many of these birds in red color, genetic mutation is the main cause of their yellow color.

 Yellow Cardinal

Bright yellow cardinals are one in a million and rare species and surprisingly they are also getting affected by habitat loss and pet trade trappers. As we know males have vibrant colors on their bodies so usually they are caught by pet traders. Therefore, the males are characterized as endangered due to the constant entrapment.

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You are surely lucky to spot this one in a million birds in real life. You can share this bright yellow fluffy with your friends and family to see.

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