It's Pale, it's Male, but it's not Pale Male
Tom Fiore, the main character of my first Central Park book Red-Tails in Love, sends a photograph and writes:
I photographed this American Robin in Central Park on Feb. 17th, just west of the reservoir. It may be the most unusually plumaged of that species I've seen. I may see if I can find it again - it certainly stands out well.