The yet-to-be-named fowl is reportedly the third yellow cardinal identified this year. Interestingly, all three sightings have taken place in the South.

Meghan Overdeep
November 29, 2018
Jeremy Black Photography

It looks like Mr. Yellow, Alabama’s famous one-in-a-million yellow cardinal who made headlines last year, has another Southern doppelganger!

Last week, Jeremy Black, the wildlife photographer who runs Mr. Yellow’s Facebook page, shared that another supremely rare male cardinal with yellow plumage had recently been spotted—this time in the Atlanta suburb of Tucker. The yet-to-be-named fowl is reportedly the third yellow cardinal identified this year. Interestingly, all three sightings have taken place in the South.

“Earlier this year a juvenile male Northern Cardinal with Yellow plumage was also documented in Calhoun, GA,” Black’s Facebook post reads. “Currently we have had three confirmed reports of the ‘One in a Million’ Cardinal all still living and thriving in their environments.”

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And the whole “one in a million” thing is no exaggeration. As Auburn University biology professor Geoffrey Hill explained to AL.com back in February, yellow cardinals are the same species as the common red cardinal, but these unique individuals carry a genetic mutation that causes what would normally be bright red feathers to be a vibrant yellow instead.

"I would estimate that in any given year there are two or three yellow cardinals at backyard feeding stations somewhere in the U.S. or Canada,” he told AL.com. “There are probably a million bird feeding stations in that area so very, very roughly, yellow cardinals are a one in a million mutation."

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As for the fact that all three have been spotted in the South? Well we’ll just chalk that up to good taste. Or then again, it could always be one of Mr. Yellow’s children

Black has promised to provide updates on the South’s newest yellow cardinal. Follow Mr. Yellow on Facebook to stay in the loop.