Desert Cardinal~ Pyrrhuloxia (Female)  by Kimberly Chadwick

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San Pedro River, Canon Powershot SX40HS~ Dec 2013

A cardinal of brushy desert areas and rachlands, especially near streams with mesquite, acacia, and hackberry. They are found in dry, open areas more often than Northern Cardinals and appears to better tolerate the extreme aridity and heat of the Chihuahuan and Sonoran Deserts.

Feeding on seeds and insects, uses a strong bill to crush mesquite beans. Moves in small groups through thorny brush and branches. Nest is a loosely built cup of grasses, twigs, and bark strips hidden in dense, thorny brush. Female lays 3-4 speckled white eggs.

VOICE very similar to Northern Cardinal but higher


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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon9 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you Ann!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp9 months ago

    Awesome with excellent documentation as usual Kimberly.

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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