Pyrrhuloxia ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick


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Marana, Arizona
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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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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    He has quite a mouthful there … well caught !

  • Thank you Trish, great to see ya gal!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelalmost 3 years ago

  • YAY! That you fourthangel for the acknowledgment!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Marvelous shot! Beautiful animal! Great combinations!

  • Thank you Glenn so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Nice shot!

  • Thank you Cindy!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    29 October 2011..Awesome Work

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 2 years ago

    I love the females, congrats on your feataure.

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