February 7, 2024

Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Cardinals

Although the female cardinal is sometimes called drab or tan, she is light olive and red. I think she is very pretty.

The male cardinal is bright red and often strikingly beautiful. This one looks like he had a bad day. Actually it is not unusual for them to lower their crests, and sometimes there are color variations. 



  1. Love the cardinals, great photos! Take care, have a great day!

  2. Both sexes are lovely in their own way. Just like humans!

  3. ...wonderful feathered friends.

  4. I always can identify their cute chirp too. Not many birds I know that way!

  5. They are lovely looking birds, such great colouring.

    All the best Jan


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