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Sonoran Desert Birds



Northern cardinal (male) - (Cardinalis cardinalis)

 Northern cardinal (male)

 Northern cardinal (male)

 Northern cardinal (male)

Size: 8.75 inches
Overall Color: bright red
Occurrence: town,washes
Diet: insects, spiders, fruits, seeds
Nest: cup shaped
Field Identification: thick red bill, large crest, black face and throat
Season: year-round

Northern cardinal (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae (cardinals)
Genus: Cardinalis
species: cardinalis

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