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Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinals are common in most backyards. They are frequent visitors to backyard bird feeders. They love sunflower and safflower seeds.


  • Males are red with a black mask and chin.

  • Females are brownish gray with reddish wings and tail. 

  • Both sexes have a large orange cone shaped bill and a large crest. 


  • Insects, seeds, fruits. Likes to forage on the ground.


  • Prefers dense shrubby areas.

Preferred Nest:

  • Nest in shrubs.

Backyard Birdhouse:

  • No, prefers to build its own nest in dense shrubs or thickets. 

More Facts:

  • Both Males and Females will sing. 

  • They do not migrate.

Link for more information: Northern Cardinal

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