Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Beautiful bird with distinctive call. The males are bright red, the females a more subdued reddish brown. This male spent a considerable amount of time snagging insects from the Dog Fennel.

Diet: insects, seeds

Learn: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Cardinal/id

Shown on Florida Native Plant: DOGFENNEL (Eupatorium capillifolium)

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