Perching

Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis
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Length: 9 in. (22 cm )
This beautiful bird is a common garden species in the east but almost completely restricted to desert scrub and riparian areas in the west. Its huge bill is used to crack seeds and catch insects. The nest is small, placed in a low bush or shrubbery, and loosely constructed of stems, twigs and leaves. Both the male and female sing. In the winter Cardinals often form small family flocks.\r\n

The four-digit banding code is NOCA.

Female | Richard Ditch

Male | CJ Kazilek


Desert

Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Northern Cardinal
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 11, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-cardinal

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Northern Cardinal. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 11, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-cardinal

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Northern Cardinal". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-cardinal

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Dr. Biology. "Northern Cardinal". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 11 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-cardinal

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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