She Spotted A Rare Yellow Cardinal In Her Backyard And Grabbed Her Camera To Capture The Moment

Spotting a different kind of bird in your normal surroundings is not such a common thing. When we see unique featured birds in our surroundings, we try to capture them in our camera. This woman did the exact same thing when she spotted a yellow cardinal in her garden.

Karem Maldonado, a woman from Alabama had an experience of a lifetime when she spotted a yellow cardinal in her backyard. She loves to garden and bird watch hence has nine birdfeeders in her yard. She enjoys looking at wildlife that comes in her beautiful garden.

The experience of spotting a cardinal in her garden was gorgeous and mesmerizing. The bird kept coming to her backyard and she was able to get some pretty pictures of the pretty bird. And there is no questioning if the picture went viral or not because the picture was beautiful enough to get viral.

Maldonado considers her blessed to witness such a beautiful sight. This is one of the most common birds in America and that is a major reason why is it a state bird in seven states.

Male northern cardinals have a shade of brilliant red hue and the female northern cardinals have a combination of war browns and muted reds. However, yellow cardinals are the rarest ones and most of us will die without seeing one in our lifetime.

If we talk about the existence of yellow cardinals, it is the result of DNA mutation. Geoffrey Hill, Auburn University ornithologist said, “This shows that nature is not static. It is a work in progress and is changing.”


From the pictures, we can say that not just nature but the bird itself is not static and keeps buzzing around. Hill further said that he has been bird watching from last 40 years and he himself had never seen a yellow cardinal in the wild. According to his estimate, in a year there are only two or three yellow cardinals at someone’s backyard in the U.S. or Canada.

South of America rarely gets to see yellow cardinals. These birds are the result of one in a million mutation.