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Passerine Gynandromorphy Collage - finchwench
June 4th 2011, Saturday
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Passerine Gynandromorphy Collage
Via Birdchick, I first learned that a gynandromorphic Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) had been spotted by a retired school biology teacher in Rock Island, Illinois in 2009. Minnesota Birdnerd has posted additional photos of this sighting.

Gynandromorphic Cardinal
Gynandromorphic Cardinal in Rock Island, IL © Jim Frink

It was then that I decided to start up a collage of songbird gynandromorphs . . . and very shortly after that, when I realized that I was rather too busy for the undertaking. Fortunately, I was reminded of the project by recent news (and controversy) of a similar backyard sighting at the beginning of this year reported by another academic, Prof. Larry P. Ammann, who when not teaching statistics at UT Dallas, takes time to appreciate a genetic anomaly.

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Date:June 5th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! Awesome! You should post this to wtf_nature!
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Date:June 6th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
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