Male cardinals are a brilliant red while female are pale brown with reddish tinges. The cardinal is a fairly large long-tailed songbird with a very thick bill and a prominent chest.

Image taken in Tucson, AZ USA

Nikon D-90
70-300mm lens at 170mm

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 4 years ago

    They are such pretty birds. I never see them around here. A great wildlife picture.

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  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikalmost 4 years ago

    WOW! Gorgeous Capture!

  • Thank you very much, Rose!

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago


    One image per day. 27 November 2010

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot and colour Barbara,what a beauty he is

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 4 years ago
    OH MY Goodness he’s a real beauty Barbara
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  • embracelife
    embracelifealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot! :) x

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  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

    Great work! He’s so gorgeous!

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  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    lovely

  • Thanks so much, Sylvia!

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  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 4 years ago

    Super image Barbara

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely bright plumage, nice capture Barbara …

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