Northern Cardinal

Date of our first picture:  May, 2011

Location of our first photograph:  Platte City, MO

Also known as:  Redbird, common cardina, (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Interesting fact(s):  The cardinal is the state bird of seven states: Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. No other bird holds this distinction.

Males with birghter red color appear to feed at higher rates and have greater reproductive success.

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Comments:  Cardinals appear to be very proud birds. We often see them perched on the highest branches of their immediate area singing very loudly.



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