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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.
 
Identification tips for the Northern Cardinal
 
 Songs and calls of the Northern Cardinal
 
  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, range, habitat, description, reproduction, lifespan, behavior, communication, food habits, predation, and conservation status. (From Animal Diversity Web)
 
Northern Cardinal in Winter
Northern Cardinal in Winter
© Robert Hambley|Dreamstime
 
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