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Northern cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Description:

Large passerines with significant sexual dimorphism. The males (pictured here) are bright red with some black coloration around the beak and eyes, while the wings are a darker shade of red towards crimson. The females are light brown with some red plumage in their wings and on the tails.

Habitat:

Widely distributed across North America. Found in woodlands, gardens, swamps and shrub land.

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11 Comments

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Fantastic Telse! Very happy for you :D

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Hello there Elsa. Just letting you know I did get lucky. I have finally saw my first Northern Cardinal! Cheers!
ww.projectnoah.org/spottings/22264124

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Thank you KrantiAzad :)

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 8 years ago

very nice !

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Thank you very much Telse, for your kind words :) Sounds like you have lived some exciting places!

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Yes, thank you Elsa. I did know this. I have just never seen one.
For many years I have lived waaaaaay North.Near Santa. :)
Just returning to my old stomping grounds.
Cheers Elsa. Love your photos. O>

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Telse, you might get lucky! Their distribution stretches atleast to the southern parts of Canada :)

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Sweet! I would love to see this bird.

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Thank you Arun :)

Arun
Arun 8 years ago

nice spotting !!

Elsa
Spotted by
Elsa

Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jan 13, 2013
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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