Friend Of The Devil - Northern Cardinal
Gotta love a guy who's a little devilish ;) right? I enjoyed watching this young male Northern Cardinal the other day......I've been trying to catch a shot of these guys with a clean background for ages.....ENJOY!
"A group of cardinals has many collective nouns, including a "college", "conclave", "deck", "radiance", and "Vatican" of cardinals.
It is the state bird of seven states-Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. No other bird holds this distinction.
Males that have a brighter red color appear to feed at higher rates and have greater reproductive success than males that are duller in color.
The Northern Cardinal can live up to 15 years in the wild."
Best viewed in light box.