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Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis


The cardinal is about eight inches in length. It has a black mask on its face, a crest on its head and a short cone-shaped bill. The mask on the female is usually lighter than the mask on the male. Cardinals are known for their bright red color but only the male is red. The females is a dull brown or olive color with dull red on her wings and tail.


This cardinal lives in a heavily wooded " Old Growth Forest" area. The trees on my small lot and on the hill which I live, can reach well past 200 years of age.


This is a male Cardinal that frequents my yard on a regular basis. It is heard often in the summer but generally finds plenty of food. In the fall winter and spring, it comes to my feeders on a regular basis. Photographed in my yard.

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williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks for much Bbprevas

bbprevas 9 years ago

wonderful shots willie

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks So very much Matt

MattMoore 9 years ago

Beautiful bird

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on Jul 20, 2012

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