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Here is a similar account of this phenomenon.
http://minnesotabirdnerd.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-just-received-coolest-bird-photo-ive.html

http://minnesotabirdnerd.blogspot.com/2009/01/gynandromorph-vs-hermaphrodite.html


Interesting tidbit: gynandromorphic zebra finches have been used to study
the differences in neuronal patterning involved in processing song between
males and females (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC153648/)




> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Amy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Transgender. (or, less likely, leucism that just by chance manifests on
>> one side of the bird)
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>> Amy j. Hoffman
>> Jefferson City
>> Cole County
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>> On Jan 15, 2012, at 12:58 PM, Jack Cowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Dipped on Vermilion Flycatcher Saturday at the Thompson's, but did see
>> one weird bird: a Cardinal.
>> Here's the catch: one side of the Cardinal looked like a male with bright
>> red feathers; the other side looked like a female with brown feathers.
>> Looked like someone had put the bird together from different parts.
>> Anyone ever hear of a bird like this?
>>
>> Jack Cowan
>> South St. Louis
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