The beautiful cardinal, the redbird - they're prevalent throughout the United States. The male is a bright red, the female just as beautiful but a more muted color for camouflage in the nest. The babies, once they fledge, are all the color of the female, again I assume for camouflage. Eventually, before the season is over, the males molt and red feathers come in so they are then the brilliant, beautiful red we call redbirds.
Cardinals are in the family Cardinalidae and are passerine birds. They frequent most of North America. Personally, I have supported many generations of them in my back yard with the oiled sunflower seeds they love.
1. Second place win in the action or speed photography only contest, USA Photographers group, 11/9/17
2. Third Place, Your Best Shot, Popular Photography Magazine
3. Won an all-expenses paid Photo Workshop with Jay Dickman, National Geographic Photographer and Pulitzer Prize Winner, at Absaroka Ranch, Wyoming, July 2016
4. Photo of the Day,...