Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Birds of North Carolina: their Distribution and Abundance – Northern Cardinal
The Northern Cardinal, the Official State Bird of North Carolina, needs no introduction.

All About Birds: Northern Cardinal (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
The brilliant red of a male Northern Cardinal calls attention to itself when males are around. The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird

Audubon Guide to North American Birds – Northern Cardinal
The Northern Cardinals diet is quite varied but it eats mostly seeds, insects and berries. It readily comes to bird feeders, where it favors sunflower seeds. – Northern Cardinal
Hear the Northern Cardinal’s song, call and alarm call.

Northern Cardinal (Bird Watcher’s Digest)
Found in a variety of habitats—from deserts to wetlands to manicured backyards, cardinals prefer an edge habitat—a place where woodland and open space meet. They are resident (non-migratory) and thriving throughout their range.

Cardinal Facts You Might Not Know (Bird Watcher’s Digest)
See how much you know about cardinals with these interactive, multiple choice questions and answers.