- Northern Cardinal (en)
- Cardenal norteño, Cardenal rojo (es)
- Cardinal rouge (fr)
- Rotkardinal, Rote Kardinal (de)
- Cardinalis cardinalis
In the winter, the most colorful bird that can be found in woods and forests around Montreal. Northern Cardinal usually appears as couple. If you spot a male the female is not for away.
There is no park where I haven’t seen Northern Cardinals. Early in the morning, the male exposes himself by sitting on branch and perform his chant. Due to its intensive red color easily to spot. The female may not be for away, somewhere hidden in the bushes at lower ground.
On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.
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Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.
Both, male and female are easily identified. The male is completely red, the female brownish, light brown almost yellow on the breast, darker almost olive on the back and with partially red wings. Both have a black mask around the reddish beak.
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