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Post by sSilvers » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:29 pm

Whats your opinion on cardnials? I see a lot of Cardinals where I live. =D
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Post by Tita » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:22 am

Cardinals are adorable birdies! Same, I see them often.
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Post by ForgottenDreams » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:57 am

I've never seen one in my life, as they are not native to where I live. I do have a picture of one as my desktop background right now, strange, eh?

I've found some general information on these birds which I wanted to share, as they are gorgeous little creatures:

The northern cardinal is so well loved that it has been named the official bird of no fewer than seven U.S. states. Bright red cardinals are easily identified by even casual bird watchers, and are often seen frequenting backyards and bird feeders. When foraging elsewhere the birds eat insects, seeds, grain, fruit, and sap.

Cardinals, also called "redbirds," do not migrate and have traditionally been more common in warmer climes such as the U.S. southeast. However, in recent decades they have expanded their common range north through the United States and even into Canada. This population growth may be due to an increase in winter birdfeeders and to the bird's ability to adapt to parks and suburban human habitats.

Only males sport the brilliant red plumage for which their species is known. The color is a key to mating success—the brighter the better. Females are an attractive tan/gray.

Cardinals are active songbirds and sing a variety of different melodies.

Males can be aggressive when defending their territory, and they frequently attack other males who intrude. This tendency sometimes leads cardinals to fly into glass windows, when they charge an "intruding bird" that is really their own reflection.

Cardinals are fairly social and join in flocks that may even include birds of other species. During mating season, however, groups dissolve into pairs. Male birds feed their monogamous partners as they incubate clutches of eggs—typically three per season.


Source: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/a ... /cardinal/
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Post by sSilvers » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:18 am

ForgottenDreams wrote:I've never seen one in my life, as they are not native to where I live. I do have a picture of one as my desktop background right now, strange, eh?

I've found some general information on these birds which I wanted to share, as they are gorgeous little creatures:

The northern cardinal is so well loved that it has been named the official bird of no fewer than seven U.S. states. Bright red cardinals are easily identified by even casual bird watchers, and are often seen frequenting backyards and bird feeders. When foraging elsewhere the birds eat insects, seeds, grain, fruit, and sap.

Cardinals, also called "redbirds," do not migrate and have traditionally been more common in warmer climes such as the U.S. southeast. However, in recent decades they have expanded their common range north through the United States and even into Canada. This population growth may be due to an increase in winter birdfeeders and to the bird's ability to adapt to parks and suburban human habitats.

Only males sport the brilliant red plumage for which their species is known. The color is a key to mating success—the brighter the better. Females are an attractive tan/gray.

Cardinals are active songbirds and sing a variety of different melodies.

Males can be aggressive when defending their territory, and they frequently attack other males who intrude. This tendency sometimes leads cardinals to fly into glass windows, when they charge an "intruding bird" that is really their own reflection.

Cardinals are fairly social and join in flocks that may even include birds of other species. During mating season, however, groups dissolve into pairs. Male birds feed their monogamous partners as they incubate clutches of eggs—typically three per season.


Source: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/a ... /cardinal/
EDIT -- Lol, yes very strange. Ooo thanks for sharing! I didnt know half of that ~ I find these birds interesting; that only the males are red and black and females are a brownish colour. I do love their sound that they make; I find it really relaxing just to listen to. I have cardinal things all over my room, I really do love them.

@Tita: So sorry I coundnt quote. D; but, yes I think they are really pretty birdies. ^^
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Post by Tita » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:46 am

I live in the southeast, so that would be why I see them often. I'll wake up and see them everywhere.
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Post by CloeWolf » Thu May 03, 2012 1:36 pm

I can't even count how many Northern Cardinals I have where I live. Sadly, we only have one couple, and they're about fifteen years old at least. They're fun to watch, and easy to identify.
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Post by Rikkuzilla » Thu May 10, 2012 9:50 am

We too have a huge population of them -- and particularly this year compared to other years in the past. Love cardinals though -- they are one of my favorite bird species. Red is awesome, after all. :]
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Post by lupin_blackwolf » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:09 am

we have some cardinals here, but i find them so hard to get photos of. every time i get close enough, they fly somewhere that i cant follow. my brother has gotten a few photos though! he has one photo of a cardinal fighting with itself in a car mirror, and somehow nation geographic found his flickr page and it is going to be starred in a national geographic BOOK! its not out yet, but the book will be called something like "real angry birds" its about the birds that the angry birds game is based off of. (:
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yes we DO get cardinals. my brother still has more pictures of them on his flickr than i do though. i am determined to get one soon!
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Post by Edme1 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:27 pm

I see a few cardinals around where I live. In fact, I can see one sitting on the fence right now as I type this. :'D
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Post by WolvesOfTheSeas » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:41 pm

What are Cardinals?
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Post by sSilvers » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:41 am

WolvesOfTheSeas wrote:What are Cardinals?
Cardinals (male) a red bird with some black, and they have a mowhawk... kinda.
Cardinal (male): http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_eDsYe_W-c-E/R ... _0048b.jpg

Cardinal (Female): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... -27527.jpg
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Post by Wonderland Summer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:33 am

I love cardinals. They are pretty.
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Post by The Olive lord » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:38 pm

I see cardinals a lot when I go to my grandmas house, I'll just be sitting in the living room reading or something and turn and they'll be a cardinal eating from the bird feeder.
They get really close to the window sense I'm usually watching tv or reading and I don't make a lot of noise so thats pretty cool.
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