Wild NCC

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis)

Classification: Passerine

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