Charlie Stephenson was looking out into her backyard in Alabama until she was given a rare chance of witnessing an extremely beautiful sight.
Stephenson just saw a yellow northern cardinal and according to Professor Hill of Auburn University, this is a “one-in-a-million opportunity”.
Although Stephenson is normally seeing red cardinals in her backyard. The yellow ones are extremely rare as their color comes from a genetic mutation.
The first time she spotted the Yellow Cardinal was in January 2018. But she says her rare visitor returns regularly. Giving Jeremy Black the opportunity to capture the bird on camera.
“This yellow cardinal shows a rare mutation that causes the metabolic process to produce other type of pigment than the typical red coloration,”
“According to Professor Hill, the mutation is so rare that only one is seen each year in the United States.”Jeremy Black
Professor Hill also added that this cardinal is an adult male and he has never seen a bird like this in person. Check out the footage of this stunning creature below.
Nature never fails to amaze us with its beautiful creatures. If you will visit Alabama, we hope that you will have the chance to see this gorgeous bird.