Thank you for your patience while we retrieve your images.
Uploaded 27-Dec-10
Taken 26-Dec-10

10 of 10 photos
Categories & Keywords

Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:leucistic, northern cardinal
Photo Info

Dimensions1200 x 800
Original file size236 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-Dec-10 09:09
Date modified27-Dec-10 14:38
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 40D
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/100 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Cardinal Female - Leucistic

Cardinal Female - Leucistic

This female cardinal showed up at in my yard in late December, 2010 with a number of other cardinals of both sexes. Other than the leucism (genetic trait that produces feathers/skin without melanin), she appears healthy and well accepted by the other cardinals. Her markings are surprisingly symmetrical on both sides of her head. She returned about the same time each year until 2014.