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Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Photo:Mont St-Hilaire Nature Center
Northern Cardinal. Photo:Mont St-Hilaire Nature Center

This bold, conspicuous bird is a familiar site at winter birdfeeders throughout eastern Canada, and is distinguished by bright red plumage of the male and the red crest, wings and tail of the female. Although northern cardinals do not migrate, their range has expanded northward over the past few decades.

Map of Northern Cardinal in Canada
Distribution of Northern Cardinal in Canada

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