Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

The northern cardinal is a territorial song bird. The male sings in a loud, clear whistle from the top of a tree or another high location to defend his territory. He will chase off other males entering his territory. He may mistake his image on various reflective surfaces as an invading male, and will fight his reflection relentlessly. The northern cardinal learns its songs, and as a result the songs vary regionally. Mated pairs often travel together. Also, the songs of a northern cardinal will usually overlap more in syllables when compared to other northern cardinals near it than those far away from it.

Β© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

8 thoughts on “Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

  1. Stunning photo series, my friend. Excellent light accenting the remarkable northern cardinal. I especially like that first photo. Interesting info about their songs, too. We don’t have northern cardinals where I live in California, and I only get to enjoy their sounds and sight when I am visiting family, so I am not as familiar as I would like to be with the nuances of the cardinal. Thank you for filling me in. I sure like the Red Gallery, HJ.

    • It pleases me to read your comment. I’m glad that you enjoy my Red Gallery, it’s dedicated to my favorite birds. Thank you my friend, for your visit. πŸ™‚

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