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Old Saturday 8th August 2020, 02:18   #1
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Please help ID - red bird in Missouri

Today I saw a bird I’ve never seen before. I live in Missouri. I saw the bird on my fence, near my feeders. It was a larger bird, about the size of a cardinal. It was brilliant red in the body, with darker, possibly grayish wings. It had a gray head with what looked like no feathers at all. Thanks!

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Old Saturday 8th August 2020, 06:24   #2
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Try doing a Google image search for "bald cardinal" and see if the pictures don't look like your bird.
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Old Wednesday 12th August 2020, 00:56   #3
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Return visit today. Here’s a photo

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Old Wednesday 12th August 2020, 01:19   #4
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Yup, a male Cardinal that looks like it is suffering a mite infestation.
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Old Wednesday 12th August 2020, 02:56   #5
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Welcome, ajy. As KC says, your bird is a male Northern Cardinal probably suffering a mite infestation.
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