Northern Cardinal

Northern CardinalThe Northern Cardinal (hereafter, cardinal), named for the male’s red plumage, is found throughout eastern and central North America from southern Canada into parts of Mexico and Central America. It has taken advantage of moderate temperatures, human habitation, and provisioning at bird feeders to expand its range northward since the early 1800s and has been introduced to California, Hawaii, and Bermuda. A year-round resident, the cardinal is a common visitor to bird feeders in winter, and it has been chosen as state bird in 7 U.S. states.

The cardinal is strongly sexually dichromatic—the male brilliant red and the female primarily grayish tan. It is an omnivorous passerine with a diet consisting mainly of seeds, fruits and insects. Plumage color results from ingestion and deposition of carotenoid pigments obtained from the diet during molt and may signal mate quality. New research has shown that brighter males have higher reproductive success and territories with greater vegetation density, and that plumage brightness in both the male (breast color) and female (color of underwing-coverts) is positively correlated with parental care (feeding nestlings).

Related Northern Cardinal items that you will need:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Northern Cardinal Plush with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids and Birders
  • Let this Northern Cardinal stuffed animal soar in to your life and heart while guiding you through all the wonders nature beholds.
  • With one squeeze, Audubon birds by Wild Republic emit the genuine sound your specific bird makes.
  • Wild Republic has partnered up with the Cornell lab of ornithology and are licensed through the Audubon Society.
  • At approximately 5 inches, carrying this plush toy from place to place is a piece of cake; they are also surface washable.
  • Like like appearance is Constructed through high quality materials and fine detail.
Bestseller No. 2
Wild Bird Guide: Northern Cardinal (Wild Bird Guides)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Gary Ritchison
  • Stackpole Books
  • Edition no. 1st (08/01/1997)
  • Paperback: 122 pages
Bestseller No. 3
WILDLIFEGARDEN Northern Cardinal DecoBird, Hand-Carved Wood Replica for Indoor or Outdoor Use, Artisanal Life-Like Figurine Designed in Sweden
  • BIRD LOVER'S DELIGHT - Unique, artisanal figure faithfully detailed to delight ornithology enthusiasts; comes in a gift box and includes informational mini-booklet
  • DURABLE AND DECORATIVE - Hand-carved from lime wood and painted with eco-friendly paints; can be used indoors or outdoors
  • ABOUT THE BIRD - The northern Cardinal is a ruby red, long-tailed songbird with a range spanning North and Central America
  • ORIGIN - Guided by ornithologists; designed in Sweden by Wildlife Garden; produced in China
  • DIMENSIONS - Measures 6.69-inches long by 1.69-inches wide by 4.33-inches high and weighs approximately 0.15-pounds
Bestseller No. 4
Ganz Softspots Cardinal 5" Plush
  • Great gifts for kids of all ages
  • Use as home decoration. At 5 inches, will easily find a spot in your house
  • Add to your cardinal collection
  • Toy
  • Ganz
Bestseller No. 5
Ty Beanie Babies - Mac the Cardinal
  • Ty Beanie Babies - Mac the Cardinal
  • NEW
  • Toy
  • Ty
Bestseller No. 6
Carving & Painting a Northern Cardinal
  • Curtis J. Badger, Bob Guge
  • Stackpole Books
  • Edition no. 1st (10/01/1998)
  • Paperback: 2 pages
SaleBestseller No. 7
Lunarable Bird Cutting Board, Pair of Northern Cardinal Birds on a Tree Ornithology Avian Wildlife Fauna, Decorative Tempered Glass Cutting and Serving Board, Large Size, Vermilion Grey
  • 15.5" X 11.5" - For cutting and serving food, fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. Versatile and Unique.
  • MADE FROM - Tempered glass. Break, scratch and stain resistant. No odor, non-porous, non-absorbant.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - Dishwasher safe. Glass surface cleans easy making it very durable & long lasting.
  • ARTISTIC DESIGN - Ideal for birthdays, Christmas, bridal showers and as hostess, housewarming gifts.
  • PRINTED - With state of the art digital printing technology. Proudly designed & printed in the USA.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Wild Republic Audubon Birds Collection with Authentic Bird Sounds, Hummingbird, Blue Jay and Baltimore Oriole, Bird Toys for Kids and bird watchers
  • Kids and adults of all ages love these birds, and are captivated by their sounds. They also make great baby toys, and sensory toys for kids any age.
  • Includes 3 realistically designed bird toys that produce authentic bird calls from the Cornell lab of Ornithology archives of bird recordings.
  • The Hummingbird, blue Jay and Baltimore oriole are included in this adorable bird house. Their realistic bird sounds will be music to your ears.
  • Great gift idea for the avid bird watcher, or as an educational toy for kids. Your child will enjoy playing with these bird stuffed animals.
  • Audubon birds are made of quality fabric and detailed construction, with high levels of realism in the design of each bird plush.
Bestseller No. 9
Exhart Red Cardinal Hanging Bird House - Handcrafted Northern Cardinal Resin Mini House with a Link Chain - Hanging Birdhouse Décor - Cute Red Cardinal Décor for Porch, Trees, Patio and Garden, 9"L x
  • CUTE BIRD HOUSE: Accentuate the beauty of your home garden with Exhart's red cardinal bird house that you can hang on a tree or garden wall where birds can take rest. Painstakingly handcrafted with care, this whimsical birdhouse garden décor is made from resin, a durable material for long-lasting enjoyment.
  • HANG ANYWHERE: This resin mini house for birds comes attached to a link chain that you can hang on a tree branch or anywhere on your patio, garden or yard. This makes for a great garden decoration that you will surely enjoy watching.
  • AN AVIARY RETREAT: This Northern cardinal birdhouse is made with resin; a durable plastic material known to mimic the look and feel of metals and stones. This resin decor can last years of breakage, discoloration, rusting and most weather conditions.
  • GREAT GARDEN GIFT: Give your friend or family member a gift that's perfect on their birthday or for the holidays. Consider giving them a hand-painted red cardinal bird decor. They will surely appreciate you for the thoughtful gesture.
  • YEARS OF HOME DECOR EXCELLENCE: Exhart is a family-owned business that creates unique and artisan indoor and outdoor decorations. They are the country's leader in art home décor for more than 30 years. Their well-loved products feature classic to whimsical hand-painted designs.