Initialed on the Front Signed and Dated on the Back A Certificate of Authenticity signed by the photographer is included.
This photo was taken in February, 2008
About the Cardinal: The brilliantly colored Northern Cardinal is the record holder as a state bird. In the US, the cardinal is the state bird of seven US states.
The cardinal is commonly seen in winter at backyard, snow-covered bird feeders throughout the Northeast.
Description: The cardinal is a medium-sized songbird with a large crest on the head. They have a heavy, conical red-orange bill and the face is surrounded by black.
The male is a brilliant red. While the female is tannish with a red tail and wings. Both the male and female have a bright red-orange beak.
Size: 8 to 9 inches in length Wingspan: 10 to 12 inches Weight: 1.5 to 1.7 ounces
Upon arrival at my feeders, both male and female cardinals give a clear "chip" "chip" "chip" sound. All the while their tails go up and down with each "chip". I always know when they've arrived. Most songbirds have more than one song. The cardinal is no exception. They also sing a series of clear whistles, the first down-slurred and ending in a slow trill. "Cheer, cheer, cheer, what, what, what, what."
The male cardinal is fiercely territorial. There are three males in the territory of my feeders. I love to watch them keep intruders away from "their" feeders.
Cardinals are listed as a species of concern in California and may disappear there entirely due to loss of habitat.
Donna Kennedy is willing to sell this fantastic piece of art.
19.99 USD (5.50 USD S&H)
8.5 X 11 - Nature Wildlife Photography - Archival Matte Photography Paper
Digital SLR Photography
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