Northern Cardinal Photo

Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). This was the other small songbird that I hoped to see in Arizona. It is very similar to the Pyrrhuloxia (see yesterday’s post). In fact the female cardinal looks a lot like the male Pyrrhuloxia at first glance, although the shape of the beak (among other things) is diagnostic.

Northern cardinal, male, Cardinalis cardinalis, Amado, Arizona

Northern cardinal, male.
Image ID: 22891
Species: Northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Location: Amado, Arizona, USA

Northern cardinal, female, Cardinalis cardinalis, Amado, Arizona

Northern cardinal, female.
Image ID: 22929
Species: Northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Location: Amado, Arizona, USA

Shot at Bill Forbes’ Pond at Elephant Head, which I visited and described recently.