Pyrrhuloxia ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson,AZ Jan 2010


FEATURED in Birds and Creatures of Flight January 19, 2010

FEATURED in Arizona February 1, 2010

TOP TEN WINNER (4th Place) in Native Arizona Birds CHALLENGE

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 highher

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  • dove99
    dove99over 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous,instant favorite!!

  • OMG, thank you so much for the great comment and fav DiDi!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, great capture Kimberly!!

  • Thank you Marvin! I was pleased to see him come out so well!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 5 years ago

    A real beauty ! I love the background becuz it really shows off this beauty !

  • I thought so too, his colors just screamed out of the brush even on the overcast weather….Thank you so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful capture….Beautiful bird Kimberly.

  • Thank you Donna for the comment! I appreciate your visit! ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Joy Leong-Danen
    Joy Leong-Danenover 5 years ago

    Ohhhh so pretty!

  • LOL, thank you very much for saying so Joy! ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyover 5 years ago


  • Many Thanks for the comment and the fav! ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • ECH52
    ECH52over 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • Much appreciated, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    An awesome detailed capture Kimberly, just love his striped colors, and well documented as well…inst fave!!!

  • Again I thank you Larry! ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 5 years ago

    Stunning shot – just sings! Kudos.

  • I am quite proud of this one, I will say. It cam out much better than I thought when I first snapped it. Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeeover 5 years ago

    Wow, stunning capture! Love it, Kim!

  • Thank you so very much for leaving a great comment! I am so glad you like it !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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