Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

With its standout style, the vivid red male Northern Cardinal was recognisable even before I consulted Merlin Bird ID. Even in winter, their captivating colour, conspicuous presence, and unchanging plumage make them a constant spectacle. Females, though brown, have an attractive crest and reddish highlights. Cardinals are non-migratory, and their melodious whistles herald the summer mornings.

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Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) · Sunday 5 February 2017 · Nikon D5100 at 1/1000 sec · AF-S Nikkor 85 mm f/1.8G at f/1.8

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