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Northern Cardinal  -
(Cardinalis cardinalis)



  • Medium-sized songbird with crest
  • Male bright red with red-orange bill, black
    round beak
  • Female greyish tan with orange bill, feathers tinged with red in varying amounts
  • Juvenile like female with dark bill
  • 8-9" (21-23 cm.)


  • Shrubby areas, woodland and field edges

Additional Information

  • Year-round resident
  • Very common in southern two-thirds
         of Wisconsin
  • Expanding its range northward in Wisconsin
  • Often the first bird of the season to begin
         singing--on a sunny day in January
         or early February 

Norther Cardinal perched on a log

Male and Female cardinals on a branch during snow 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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