In the early Spring of 1960, we noticed an oddly colored Cardinal at the feeding station in our front yard. Since it was a female, the only red was in the feathers of the wings and the tail. The belly was normal colored, but the head, neck and back were light gray or off-white and mottled. It frequented the station that Spring, but we did not see it last year, although we looked for it.
Author: Percy Strickland, Jr.
Volume Number: 10 Year Published: 1962
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 15
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1962/Vol 10 No. 1_1962_p14-15.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1962/Vol 10 No. 1_1962.pdf