In Alabaster, Alabama, a rare bird was spotted by Charlie Stephenson. This bird was a yellow cardinal, deviating from the species iconic red coat.

Stephenson, who discovered the bird in his backyard in late January, says that the yellow bird has been a regular, daily visitor.

Geoffrey Hill, an Auburn University biology professor noted that the bird was an adult male, and that his yellow coat could be attributed to a genetic mutation.

Hill notes: “Yellow cardinals are a one-in-a million situation”.