North American cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) are amongst the most popular song birds in the world. They are named for the male’s red plumage, is found throughout eastern and central North America from southern Canada into parts of Mexico and Central America.
They are great singers, generally monogamous, and love to eat weed seeds, grains, and fruits. The northern cardinal is the state bird of seven states, more than any other species: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia; although in each case the particular state just refers to the bird as “cardinal”.
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