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Red and Brown A male cardinal shows off his brilliant winter plumage in the hardwood forests of northern Illinois. These beautiful birds are a common site year-round, but they really stand out in the winter months. Argynnis pandora,Cardinal,Cardinalis cardinalis,Geotagged,Illinois,Northern Cardinal,United States,Winter,birds Click/tap to enlarge

Red and Brown

A male cardinal shows off his brilliant winter plumage in the hardwood forests of northern Illinois. These beautiful birds are a common site year-round, but they really stand out in the winter months.

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  1. Indeed what a great contrast they have with the background. Likely the type of bird you can spot even in the corner of your eyes. Posted 7 years ago
    1. For sure, they are easy to spot. Posted 7 years ago

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The Northern Cardinal is a North American bird in the genus ''Cardinalis''; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by travismorhardt
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Uploaded Jan 6, 2015. Captured Dec 29, 2014 09:42 in 13390-13840 West Point Road, Mount Carroll, IL 61053, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.6
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm