Cardinals Are Awesome!

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All About Cardinals: Backyard Bird Series - FreeSchool

Where Do Cardinals Live?

  • In a tree
  • Winter climate
  • Canada and Mexico
  • Texas and Arizona
  • United States
  • Nova Scotia and Minnesota
  • Guatemala
  • Brush shrubs and brambles
  • Black barry bush
  • Evergreen
  • Nest, twigs, weeds, leaves, graas and hair
Cardinal at Bird Feeder

What Do Cardinals Eat?

  • Bugs
  • Seeds
  • Fruits and barrys
  • Sun flower seeds
  • Melon seeds
  • Bird feeders

What do Cardinals Look Like?

  • Females have a smaller crest then her mate.
  • She is not as bright .
  • She is the color of cream with trim.
  • The male is bright red and they have bigger crest.
  • Cardinals are from 7 1/2 to 9 inches long.

What Are Some Special Facts About Cardinals?

  • The black trim makes him an easy bird to know.
  • Winter feeders helped cardinals increase ther numbers in the northern States and Canada.
  • Sun flowerseeds at backyard bird feeders are a wintertime favorite of hungry cardinals.
  • Cardinals flufff its feathers to stay warm after an ice storm they can die if they don't.
  • A male feeds his babies in there grass nest.
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Why Are They Called Cardinals?

  • The latin word for hinge cardo so cardinals took on the meaning fundamental principal of chief importance.
  • Romans desrribed as cardinal were the wind from the four compass points and cardinal number.

Sources

  • Backyard birds
  • Cardinals
  • 1998
  • Rourke corporation
  • Vero beach florida lynn stone