Perching

Pyrrhuloxia

Cardinalis sinuatus
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Length: 9 in. (22 cm )
Closely related to and resembling the Northern Cardinal, the Pyrrhuloxia is best distinguished by its parrot-shaped bill and more subtle color patterns. It is restricted to desert areas with tall bushes and scattered mesquite trees. This species feeds on the ground and low in the vegetation on insects, fruits and seeds. In the winter small family groups join together to form flocks. The grass and twig nest is placed in a low bush or dense patch of vegetation.

The four-digit banding code is PYRR.

Female | Jim Burns


Desert

Mesquite bosque
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Pyrrhuloxia
  • 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/pyrrhuloxia

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

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Dr. Biology. "Pyrrhuloxia". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/pyrrhuloxia

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

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