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Half Male-Half Female Songbird Captured in Pennsylvania

An extremely rare bird with half its body looking like a male and the other half like a female was captured recently at a nature reserve in southwestern Pennsylvania

by GrrlScientist for Forbes | Twitter | Newsletter

A gynandromorph rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) was recently captured and banded during autumn migration at Powdermill Nature Reserve in Pennsylvania. This particular individual has male markings on its right side and female markings on its left side. (Credit: Annie Lindsay, Powdermill Nature Reserve / Carnegie Museum of Natural History)

One of the most enjoyable aspects of birding is that I never know what I’ll find. Oh sure, I have a good idea what to expect…

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