adult male; black face; bright red body (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-02)

Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: an iconic and distinctive species found in small groups in brushy habitat; strong sexual dimorphism.

male posing for portrait with crest erect (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-24)

male singing (Georgia, USA; 2006-04-04)

male with crest down; bright red bill (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-24)

female; gray with hints of red; crest; red bill (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-24)

female posing for picture (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-24)

female inquisitive about cameraman (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-24)

male posing (Georgia, USA; 2011-12-21)

male posing at the feeder; note the conical bill (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

female posing in frontal view; she has crest too (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

female posing in dorsal view (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

taking a funny posture (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

male posing at the feeder; note the black face (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

male posing on the ground and showing crest (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

female posing for a head portrait (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)