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Gynandromorphs

Talking about having a split personality. A recent story fromĀ Live Science reported on a half male/half female chimera cardinal that was discovered in Pennsylvania (pictured below). Not only are the bird’s feathers split (red feathers are found among male and tan among female cardinals), typically the brain is also split. This type of a split sexuality is termed gynandromorph. According to the article, thisĀ  anomaly has been observed in birds, […]

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