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The Northern Cardinal is a fairly large, long-tailed songbird with a short, very thick bill and a prominent crest. Male cardinals are brilliant red all over, with a reddish bill and black face immediately around the bill. Females are pale brown overall with warm reddish tinges in the wings, tail, and crest. They have the same black face and red-orange bill. I believe this to be a immature male, but please correct me if wrong.
backyards, parks, woodlots, and shrubby and forest edges.
Was watching a pair of Northern Cardinal Fledglings as they followed their dad around, when this one stopped to give me a quizzical look :)