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northern cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Description:

baby cardinal on the sidewalk

Habitat:

residential urban neighborhood

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Liam
Liam 8 years ago
Northern Cardinal
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4 Comments

jendubin
jendubin 8 years ago

thank you for the id liam! the mama bird was definitely a cardinal!

First flight is often down to the ground. Next one is into the bushes and then they are up, up and away! But the parents will feed them for a few more days. Many parents take their young well away from the nest as soon as they can move on their own to avoid predation.

jendubin
jendubin 8 years ago

o no! i hope he's ok. i passed by about two hours later again and didn't see the baby bird or adults.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Out of his nest a little early!

jendubin
Spotted by
jendubin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2012
Submitted on May 9, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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