Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

During winter, both male and female will fluff up their down feathers in order to trap warm air next to their body and keeping cold air from reaching their body. The down feathers are small and hairlike at the base of each flight feather. 



© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

 

13 thoughts on “Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

    • Thank you Tanja. I’m enjoying an all day rain and will have more rain the next few days…I’ll stay indoors and comfortable!

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