Northern Cardinal

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  • Fairly large songbird
  • Short, thick, orange bill
  • Male (top): Bright red all over, black face around bill
  • Female (bottom): Pale brown, warm red tinges on wings, tail and crest
  • They nest in dense tangles of shrubs and vines
  • Habitat: Usually found in backyards, parks, bird feeders; often found in pairs in shrubs or trees
  • Local Sightings: Rolling Hill Park, Rosemont, Merion Botanical, Remington Basin