Birder snapped Half male and half female bird Pennsylvania

A unique bird who is half-female and half-male has been photographed in Pennsylvania by a birder who rushed out with his camera when he heard a companion had recognized the northern cardinal.

This is one in a 10 million case. Male cardinals are light red yet females are pale brown colored, proposing this example might be a blend of the two genders.

Source: Jamie Hill

Retired ornithologist Jamie Hill, 69, told the BBC it was a “once-in-a-lifetime, one-in-a-million encounter”.

Source: Jamie Hill

A friend of Mr Hill revealed to him that she had seen an “abnormal bird” going to her bird feeders in Warren County in the province of Pennsylvania.

Source: Jamie Hill

From the first look, Mr. Hill contemplated whether the bird was leucistic – a term that implies the specimen would have a deficiency of pigmentation in its quills, yet would not be half-female, half-male.

Source: Jamie Hill

However, subsequent to seeing cell phone pictures, he speculated it had what is called bilateral gynandromorphism, which is the point at which a bird would have both a working ovary and a working single testis.

Source: Jamie Hill

Mr Hill photographed this bird for an hour and said: “After I captured the images, my heart was pounding for the next five hours until I could get home and process the digital images to see what I actually had, I have been searching for the long-thought-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker for almost two decades, and photographing this rare version of one of our most common backyard birds, this gynandromorph northern cardinal, was almost as exciting as I think I would get if I actually found the woodpecker,” 

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