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Northern Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)

        
Northern Cardinal Pair
Northern Cardinal Pair
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Northern Cardinal Information

Length:
7.5 - 9"

Habitat:
Forest edges; thickets; shrubby swamps; residential areas with dense shrubbery. Dense underbrush is a habitat requirement.

Diet
: Weed seeds; waste grain; insects and
spiders; snails and slugs; wild fruits and berries.
 
 
Northern Cardinal ID TipsIdentification tips for the Northern Cardinal
 
 
Northern Cardinal's SongListen to the Northern Cardinal
  (Sound file provided by and copyrighted to Naturesongs.com, 2003)
 
 
     Photo of Northern Cardinal at Nest
 
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Northern Cardinal Breeding Map Northern Cardinal Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map           Winter Map (CBC)            
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Northern Cardinal
Photos of this bird, range map, description, sound file, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status. From Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
 
Northern Cardinal in Winter
Northern Cardinal in Winter
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