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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Cardinals

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There are two types of cardinals that can be found in North America, one is the Northern Cardinal. This cardinal is slowly moving and nesting farther North every year. It is thought that the use of birdfeeders has caused this.

The other is the Red-crested Cardinal, also known as the Brazillian Cardinal. This bird type is an exotic and can be seen in Florida and California. In most cases it is because it may have escaped from captivity.

The cardinals have large bills and are part of the same family as grosbeaks. These birds use their strong bills for eating seeds. They can be located by their loud singing usually from treetops.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds