Creature Feature: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
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Creature Feature: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

One of the most ubiquitous birds of eastern North America, The Northern Cardinal has benefited from an uncanny ability to adapt to human-modified habitats.  Both the common and genus names refer to the rich red robes and caps of Catholic high-priests called cardinals, but this color is only in mature males (of the bird, that…