Facts: Cardinals are active songbirds and sing a variety of different melodies.
Facts: Males can be aggressive when defending their territory, and they frequently attack other males who intrude. This tendency sometimes leads cardinals to fly into glass windows, when they charge an “intruding bird” that is really their own reflection.
Facts: Cardinals, also called “redbirds,” do not migrate and have traditionally been more common in warmer climes such as the U.S. southeast.
Facts: Only males have the bright red coloring for which their species is known. The color is a key to mating success, the brighter the better. Females are more of a tan/grayish color