Cardinals - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Bird, Urban Adapter

  • Primary and year-round range is eastern half of the United States
  • Year-round plumage for male is all red and female is reddish brown on her back and grayish on the chest and belly
  • Habitat includes yards and open areas interspersed with shrubs and wooded areas
  • Herbivore and insectivore, eating seeds, grains, fruits, and insects