Sunday, March 17, 2013

Arizona Cardinal

While not as bright red as northern cardinals, the Arizona cardinal is a delightful bird to encounter on an evening walk. This one might be a juvenile, considering its feathery tuft and plump body.

A website from Cornell University identifies this bird as a Pyrrhuloxia, a related species to the northern cardinal. Since I'm an amateur birdwatcher, I will still call it an Arizona cardinal.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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