Favorite Tropical Birds # 7- The Northern Cardinal.
By TR Bergstrom
August 10, 2017 7:33pm CST
Coming in at # 7 on my favorite Tropical Birds series, is one of the most famous of them all, the northern cardinal, it's the state bird of 7 different states. Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and, West Virginia, it likes woodlands, gardens, shrublands and, swamps, where it feeds on insects and, fruits mostly, the Cardinal doesn't get very big, only about 9 inches, they do have a foot long wingspan though and, make a very pretty song, mostly a loud clear whistle. Another interesting note is they mate for life and, stay together year round. Males also help with the baby birds and, building a nest. Some information verified at Wikipedia. Photo is from Pixabay free images, it's a male Northern Cardinal.
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