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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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Try doing a Google image search for "bald cardinal" and see if the pictures don't look like your bird.
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Return visit today. Here’s a photo

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Maryland USA (he/him)
United States
Welcome, ajy. As KC says, your bird is a male Northern Cardinal probably suffering a mite infestation.

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