Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis
Location: Feeders, nest in spruce, honeysuckle
The Northern Cardinal, a frequent visitor to bird feeders is one of the most admired backyard bird species. A bird so admired that seven states have named it as their states bird.
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Genus: Cardinalis (cardinals)
Family: Cardinalidae (cardinal, grosbeaks, and relatives)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)