An extremely rare cardinal has birdwatchers flocking to Alabaster, Alabama, as images of the “one-in-a-million” cardinal has have circulated around social media. According to specialists, the cardinal is an adult male in the same species as the common red cardinal, but carries a genetic mutation that causes what would normally be brilliant red feathers to be bright yellow instead.

Yellow American Northern Cardinals are only seen about once a year in the US. There hasn’t been a documented sighting in five years.

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Extremely rare yellow cardinal in Alabaster, Alabama in 2018.

The unusual bird was first noticed in late January. And the yellow cardinal is still around.

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