Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis
(L 8.75" WS 12" Wt 1.6 oz)
Once prized as a pet but sale as
cage bird banned in U.S since 1918.
Laguna Atascosa Nat’l
Wildlife Refuge
Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Falcon State Park
Andrew Spencer,
The cardinal is a very lovely bird
It is especially pretty to be heard.
   (Jason, 6th grade Southwest
     Middle School Orlando, FL)
Lots of praise goes to the male
but the female cardinal is also
a very pretty bird.
Mascot of baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals, foot-
ball’s Arizona Cardinals and of college athlet-
ics including the Univ. of Louisville, the State
Univ. of New York at Plattsburgh, Ball State
Univ., Illinois State Univ., Lamar Univ., The
Catholic Univ. of America, Wesleyan Univ.,
Wheeling Jesuit Univ., Massachusetts College
of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, North Idaho
College, Saint John Fisher College, and Iowa
State Univ.