Northern Cardinal 25

March 17, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

bright red male Northern Cardinal perched on a branchNorthern Cardinal 16

Northern Cardinal 25

 

There is an interesting fact concerning where the Northern Cardinal derived it's name.  The bird was named after the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church who wear very, distinctive red robes and headgear.  The northern part of their name comes from the fact that they are the northernmost ranging species of cardinal.


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