An adult male Northern Cardinal in snow. They look especially bright — with striking red plumage — in the winter against the fresh snow.
They are song birds — and unlike many species of songbirds where only the male birds can vocalize — both male and female Cardinals can sing. Female Cardinal sing when they are in the nest as a way to signal male Cardinal to bring food to the nest.
The Cardinal is considered as state bird in seven U.S. states.
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