Bird I can't find in any birdbooks

by Cherryl
(Belpre, OHIO)

Wish I had a picture, but bird visits only occasionally and I'm never prepared to take a picture. I have searched every birdbook

I can find at the book store and haven't seen this bird anywhere.

It looks quite like a male cardinal, except from its neck up it is gray-blue and has no crown. The beak is orange like a cardinal's and the rest of the body is bright red. The wings have a little streaking of brown.

We live in Belpre, Ohio on the Ohio/WV border.

Anyone have any idea what this bird is?


Cherryl


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Sep 06, 2010
Albino Cardinal
by: Anonymous

Thanks for getting back to me. I am told it is an albino cardinal.

Sep 05, 2010
cardinal
by: dee

I HAVE A BIRD EXACTLY AS YOU DESCRIBE AND AM TOLD IT IS A YOUNG MALE CARDINAL.

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