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Northern cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Description:

This male cardinal, whom I named Clancy, was banded in my yard in early May for a tracking project for the Smithsonian Institute. Unfortunately, I haven't seen him in June and hope that he didn't fall prey to a Cooper's hawk who has been hanging around a lot and who has done some successful hunting.

Habitat:

My yard


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6 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 3 years ago

Thanks, Desmond - I haven't seen him for months. I explained in the description that he was banded in my yard.

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

I hope he comes back

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

And a green one too, it must have been captured & tagged.

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

Neat spotting, I noticed that the bird has a red & a silver band, on it's leg

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Thanks, Nishant! I haven't seen him lately and hope to see him again soon so I can report it to the tracking project.

Nishant
Nishant 4 years ago

Lovely spotting!

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.91, Long: -79.06

Spotted on May 31, 2015
Submitted on Jun 30, 2015

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