SeF

by SEF
(Cape Cod)

There is an all red bird with a gray head in our backyard on Cape cod. The beak is that of a cardinal. I keep thinking it's a grossbeak, but I cannot see any pictures that look similar. It looks as if the red feathers don't start until the neck. It's a little pudgier then a cardinal. and there is no crest. I think I saw a female that has red undertones with brownish gry feathers. I thought maybe a summer tanager, but the beak is shorter, more like a cardinal.Flys to lower trees and is back many times to the feeders.

Please help id it.


many thanks
sf

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Jul 26, 2012
likely a Bald Cardinal
by: Anonymous

This post has links that may help you identify if that is what it is.
http://www.a-home-for-wild-birds.com/zombie-cardinal.html

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