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The Northern Cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 centimeters (8.3 inches). It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. The male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull red-brown shade.
Its natural habitat is woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps
Spotted through my office window at work
Lat: 34.02, Long: -84.58
Spotted on Feb 28, 2013
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013