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Female Cardinals
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Juvenile Cardinal
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Male Cardinal
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Cardinal Information
Wheezer's Notes:
Cardinals are one of the most beautiful birds to visit backyard feeders. The male is the bright red color that led to this bird being called a "Redbird" by many. The female (pictured at left) is less dramatically colored -- mostly brown with red tinges on wings, tail and tuft. Both males and females will frequently visit feeders stocked with black oil sunflower seeds. Normally their feeding time is late in the evening just before dark.

The juvenile cardinal can be identified by its coloration similar to the female except the juvenile has a dark colored beak. See photo at left.

The Northern Cardinal is the state bird for the States of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia making it the most popular choice for state bird.

Range:
The range map at right indicates states in which the latest Breeding Bird Survey counted at least some areas of concentrations of Northern Cardinals in excess of 11.
Range information is from the USGS Patuxent Bird Identification Center
More Information About Cardinals:
Cornell University
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Male Cardinals
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Cardinal Range
 

 
Buy a book on Cardinals:
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The Cardinal (The Corrie Herring Hooks, No 21)
by June Osborne, Barbara Garland (Photographer)
Paperback Reprint edition (September 1995) Univ of Texas Pr; ISBN: 0292760434 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 8.96 x 5.54
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