Top 7 Facts about Cardinals

By: Anushka Jha

Cardinals are known for their brilliant red plumage, which makes them easily recognizable and sought after by birdwatchers.


These birds can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, gardens, and urban areas, where they forage for seeds and insects.


Cardinals have a diverse diet, feeding on seeds, fruits, insects, and even small reptiles and amphibians, depending on availability.


Cardinals build cup-shaped nests in shrubs or trees, often hidden from view, where they raise their young and fiercely defend their territory.


Male cardinals are known for their melodious songs, which they use to attract mates and establish territories, filling the air with their beautiful melodies.


During courtship, male cardinals may present food to females as part of their elaborate displays to win their favor and form strong pair bonds.


Cardinals are relatively shy birds, often hiding in dense foliage, but they can become more visible during the breeding season when they are more active and vocal.


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