What it looks like: Male: Brilliant red, black face, large crest, massive bill, with brownish wings. Female: grayish tan with reddish wings, tail and bill.
Behavior:Tend to sit on the lower end of shrubs or trees, usually forage on the ground. Can also be found at birdfeeders.
Size:Between a sparrow and a robin
Habitat:usually found in backyards, parks, and forest edges, mainly in the shrubs.
Song: “tik” “Cheeeeeeeeeeer” “birdies”
Diet: They will mostly eat the seeds of weeds, grains, and fruits. They will also eat insects like grasshoppers and snails.
Picture: Taken on NCC