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.

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

Male Shown on Florida Native Plant: AMERICAN ELDER; ELDERBERRY (Sambucus nigra L. subsp. canadensis)

Female Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

My take: Gardening Payoff
https://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/gardening-payoff/

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1 comment
  1. I find it ironic that I see more Cardinals in Florida over the winter, than I do in Northern NY year round. Perhaps it is because they are rather shy and Florida, because of exceptional tropical vegetation, offers more cover. One of my favorite birds!

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