The cardinal is a well-loved songbird native to North America and the male of the species is brilliant red with a black mask. Not this one. Photographer Jeremy Black captured images of this rare yellow cardinal spotted in Alabaster, Alabama. Due to a genetic mutation, this particular cardinal produced yellow feathers instead of the classic scarlet plumage.
Bird watchers, from around the country, are flocking to Alabama in hopes of spotting this one-of-a-kind Cardinalis Cardinalis. However, female cardinals, confused by this oddity, are staying clear of this unbecoming fellow.