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  Northern Cardinal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a member of the cardinal family of birds in North America.
Cardinals are abundant across the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and in Canada in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.
Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball are named after the Northern Cardinal, and the team's mascot Fredbird is an anthropomorphized Northern Cardinal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_Cardinal   (838 words)

 NatureWorks - Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cardinals are known for their bright red color but only the male is red.
Cardinals tend to live at the edge of woodlands and in the vegetation near houses and gardens.
Cardinals are song birds and the male uses its call to attract a mate.
www.nhptv.org /natureworks/cardinal.htm   (369 words)

 Birds » Wild Birds » Cardinal - Northern Main Page
The Northern Cardinal is not a migratory bird.
Cardinals love to eat sunflower seeds, and are commonly encouraged to live near houses by people placing sunflower seed feeders in their front and back yards.
The Northern Cardinal is a medium-sized bird, measuring approximately 22 centimeters, eight and a half inches, in length from beak-tip to tail-tip.
www.centralpets.com /animals/birds/wild_birds/wbd3805.html   (671 words)

 Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cardinal is limited in the West to areas where the annual precipitation is at least 16 inches.
Nationally, centers of abundance for this cardinal are along the Mississippi River and along the Colorado and Guadalupe Rivers in Texas.
Less-dense populations occur in the valleys of the Ohio, Arkansas, Brazos, and Red rivers.
www.birds.cornell.edu /BOW/NORCAR   (612 words)

 Northern Cardinal
Northern cardinal nests along the North Platte River to the Wyoming border and along the South Platte River to Colorado (Johnsgard 1980).
Northern cardinal was found west along the Platte and South Platte rivers to Big Springs, Deuel County in 1956 (Short 1961).
Most northern cardinals found during the nesting season are in heavy shrub growth associated with edge situations, and in residential areas where ornamental plantings and park vegetation are used heavily.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/distr/birds/platte/species/cardcard.htm   (413 words)

 Northern Cardinal
The first documented Northern Cardinal nesting in Connecticut was in 1943; it reached Massachusetts in 1958, and has since reached the southern Maritime provinces of Canada.
Cardinals are noted for their loud, clear whistled songs, often sung from a high treetop song post.
Description: Northern Cardinals are a medium-sized songbird (approximately 8.75 inches in length) with short, rounded wings, a long tail, a heavy conical bill, and a crest.
www.shawcreekbirdsupply.com /cardinal_info.htm   (580 words)

 Northern cardinal - Birds: Minnesota DNR
The northern cardinal adds a splash of color to the winter landscape, and their songs are a welcome chorus that announces the arrival of spring.
A cardinal's nest is a bulky structure of vines, leave and twigs.
Plant seeds and fruits comprise 90 percent of the cardinal's food in the fall and winter, and 40 to 50 percent of their food in the summer.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /birds/northerncardinals   (301 words)

 Pennsylvania Game Commission - State Wildlife Management Agency: Northern Cardinal, Grosbeaks, Indigo Bunting and ...
Cardinals, grosbeaks and indigo buntings are equipped with stout, strong bills to crush seeds.
Cardinals eat caterpillars, grasshoppers, beetles, bugs, ants, flies and many other insects; fruits of dogwood, mulberry and wild grape; and seeds of smartweeds and sedges, grains scattered by harvesting equipment, and sunflower seeds at birdfeeders.
Cardinals compete with gray catbirds for food and nest sites; catbirds usually dominate in these interactions and may force cardinals to the fringe of usable habitat.
www.pgc.state.pa.us /pgc/cwp/view.asp?a=458&q=150419   (1914 words)

 Bird Watcher's Digest: Species Identification: Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Northern cardinals are among the most regular backyard visitors in the eastern half of the United States, a nearly constant presence as long as sunflower seed is available.
Cardinals are not migrants, so if you have them in summer you will have them in winter, as long as you keep the feeders stocked.
Cardinals’ bills are large and chunky, fl in juvenile birds and turning to red or orange in adulthood.
www.birdwatchersdigest.com /site/backyard_birds/bird_id/northern_cardinal.aspx   (341 words)

 BioKIDS: Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) : Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Northern Cardinals are native only to the Nearctic region, but they can live throughout most of central and eastern North America.
Northern cardinals are less selective during winter in the colder climates.
Young Northern Cardinals remain near their parents until they are from 25 to 56 days old, they are still occasionally fed by their parents during this time.
www.biokids.umich.edu /critters/information/Cardinalis_cardinalis   (662 words)

 December Bird of the Month - Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Audubon wrote of the colorful cardinal: "In richness of plumage, elegance of motion, and strength of song, this species surpasses all its kindred in the United States." The familiar "redbird" occurs as a year-round resident throughout Texas, although it is less abundant and more local in West Texas and the Panhandle.
The male northern cardinal is red with a heavy, conical reddish bill and a fl face.
Northern cardinals are related to grosbeaks and buntings.
www.passporttotexas.com /birds/dec.html   (466 words)

 All About Birds
The brilliantly colored Northern Cardinal has the record for popularity as a state bird: in the United States, it holds that title in seven states.
The cardinal benefits from park-like urban habitats and the presence of bird feeders.
Population density and range of the Northern Cardinal has increased over the last 200 years, largely as a response to habitat changes made by people.
www.birds.cornell.edu /programs/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Northern_Cardinal.html   (293 words)

 Cardinal (bird) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds living in North and South America.
The sexes usually have distinct plumages; the family is named for the red colour (like that of a Catholic cardinal's vestments) of males of the type species, the Northern Cardinal.
The "buntings" in this family are sometimes generically known as "tropical buntings" (though not all live in the tropics) or "North American buntings" (though there are other buntings in North America) to distinguish them from the true buntings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cardinal_(bird)   (152 words)

 Birds, Familiar: Northern Cardinal, Life Histories of North American Birds, A.C. Bent
Throughout the southern portion of its range, the cardinal is universally abundant, familiar, and generally distributed in the vines and shrubbery about houses and the dense hedges of Cherokee roses, in the streamside thickets and the more open woodlands intermingled with dense bushes, and in thickets overgrown with climbing vines.
Cardinal song may sometimes be heard the year round, but full song for the male usually extends from February to September, and for the female, from March until July to August.
The Cardinal is parasitized chiefly in the central parts of its range, as the Cowbird is a rare breeder along the Atlantic seaboard south of Virginia.
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 northern cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 EEK! - Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The scarlet male cardinal needs no introduction, but the female is less obvious.
She is shaped like her mate--her head displays the familiar cardinal crest, red beak and fl beak outline.
Cardinals are common year-round in southern Wisconsin, less common in the north.
dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/bird/birdposter/mncardinal.htm   (64 words)

 Wild Republic presents Audubon Birds with real bird calls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cardinals are found year-round east of the Rockies.
Cardinals eat insects and seeds and can be attracted to backyard feeders with sunflower seeds or peanut butter/ seed mixtures.
Cardinals are known for their loud clear songs.
www.wildrepublic.com /pages/audubon/backyard/northerncardinal.asp   (83 words)

 Northern Cardinal
Cardinals are nonmigratory, but some movement does occur in the later summer and fall.
Cardinals are nomadic, and the Cardinals that visit your backyard feeder may not be the same individuals from week to week.
Even though Northern Cardinal nests are frequently parasitized by Cowbirds, their populations are increasing, and their range is expanding northward and westward.
www.wbu.com /chipperwoods/photos/ncard.htm   (437 words)

 Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The northern cardinal breeds mostly in thickets, dense shrubs, undergrowth, residential areas, and riparian thickets.
The cardinal has several variations on its song: what-cheer cheer cheer etc.; whoit whoit whoit or birdy birdy birdy etc. The call of the cardinal is a short thin chip.
Another Male This is a photograph of the male cardinal as he lowers his crest and hunches forward in a display of mild aggression.
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 FifthDayCreations - Northern Cardinal
The male Northern Cardinal is bright scarlet red with fl on his face.
Northern Cardinals participate in mate-feeding during courtship and nesting.
The Northern Cardinal range stretches along the east coast and from Florida to California, along the southern states..
www.fifthdaycreations.com /article/cardinal.asp   (474 words)

 Backyard Birds of Winter in Nova Scotia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Northern Cardinal is one of the most distinctive and most admired backyard bird species.
Immature cardinals lack the red colour of the adults in their plumage and bills, but their bills are just as stout.
During the fall and winter, Northern Cardinals are secretive birds that prefer to stay under the protective cover of shrubs and bushes.
museum.gov.ns.ca /mnh/nature/winbirds/colour/c10.htm   (355 words)

 Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Feeding mainly on the ground in the open and nesting in thickets, the Northern Cardinal is well suited to garden areas.
Three or four pale greenish blue eggs (1.0 x.7 inch) spotted with reddish brown are laid in a nest made of twigs, rootlets, strips of bark and lined with grasses and rootlets in thick bushes or vines 2-10 feet high.
The Cardinal is a resident in the eastern United States and southern Canada south to the Gulf Coast, and from southern California, Arizona and southern Texas southward.
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 Lizard-Head (Northern Cardinal with Head Mites)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the case of this week's lizard-headed Northern Cardinal female, a well-developed incubation patch indicates she is or has been sitting on either eggs or nestlings, but she probably won her suitor's eye well before losing all her head plumage.
We also caught a male Northern Cardinal this week that was half-bald and infested with feather lice, so there actually may be other parasites that cause or add to the baldness.
Cardinals do not typically undergo head molt this early in the season; in fact, most bald cardinals show up in mid-summer when some have suggested that loss of head feathers could be part of the normal molt process.
www.hiltonpond.org /ThisWeek030701.html   (1823 words)

 NSL Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The male northern cardinal is a bright red bird with a red crest and a fl face.
The call of the northern cardinal is a hard "tik." They have a lot of songs, including "birdy birdy birdy" and "woit woit woit chew chew chew chew chew."
Northern cardinals live in thickets, gardens, towns, and the edge of forests.
www.nae.usace.army.mil /recreati/nsl/nslnortherncardinal.html   (181 words)

 Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of the most popular birds, the Cardinal is the official state bird of seven eastern states.
Cardinals range from southern Quebec and Ontario to the Gulf States, Mexico to Belize.
The Northern Cardinal is a permanent resident throughout its range.
www.westol.com /~pennwest/birds/cardinal.html   (231 words)

 Northern Cardinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Northern Cardinals are probably the most easily recognized bird in our area, with the possible exception of the American Crow.
Northern Cardinals are most helpful to humans by providing beauty with their bold colors and song.
Northern Cardinals also help spread plants by eating fruits and dropping seeds in new places.
fcps.k12.va.us /StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/northern_cardinal.htm   (289 words)

 Leopardseals Northern Cardinal Bird Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Habitat: Cardinals are found in gardens, parks, woods and thickets.
Cardinals are common in shrubbery, hedgerows, and wood margins.
The crested Pyrrhuloxia (7 1/2) of the Southwest is mostly gray with red face, crest, breast, and tail, and the general cardinal shape.
ladywildlife.com /animal/northerncardinalbird.html   (245 words)

 The Northern Cardinal
The cardinal is probably one of the most recognizable and popular backyard birds because of its brilliant red color and crested head.
The Northern Cardinal is a year round resident of the Eastern U.S., and has been moving to the north and the southwest during the 20th century.
Cardinals are especially fond of roosting and nesting in honeysuckle thickets.
www.birdsforever.com /cardinal.html   (397 words)

 Northern Cardinal Breeding Male - Whatbird.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Northern Cardinal Breeding Male: Large, crested finch with vivid red body.
Northern Cardinal Breeding Male: Resident in eastern U.S. and much of Mexico.
‚óŹ Breeding and nesting: Northern Cardinal Breeding Male: Three to four pale green, blue, or gray eggs with gray, purple, and brown marls are laid in a nest made of twigs, weeds, grass, bark strips, and leaves.
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