Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Cardinals & Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae)

Code 4

NOCA

Code 6

CARCAI

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Cardinal Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Deep brown, sometimes appearing black.
  • Head pattern: Masked, Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Red
  • Throat Color: Red and black.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Northern Cardinal Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19-23 cm (7.5-9.25 in)
  • Weight: 52 g (1.83 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Red
  • Underparts: Red
  • Upperparts: Red
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Northern Cardinal Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides., Short flight just above vegetation or below canopy.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-30 cm (10-12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Red
  • Under Tail: Red
  • Leg Color: Brown
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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