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Sonoran Desert Birds



Pyrrhuloxia (female) - (Cardinalis sinuatus)

 Pyrrhuloxia (female)

Size: 8.75 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: washes,town
Diet: seeds, cactus fruit, mesquite beans, insects
Nest: cup
Field Identification: heavy yellow rounded bill, some red on tips of crest, wings and tail;prominent crest
Season: year-round

Pyrrhuloxia (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae (cardinals)
Genus: Cardinalis
species: sinuatus

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