Cardinalidae – Cardinals

Spiza americana – Dickcissel

The dickcissel, known in Latin to be Spiza americana is a seed-eating in the family of Cardinalidae. It breeds in the Midwest and winters in Central America, northern Colombia, and Venezuela. It is the only Spiza species, though some sources list an extinct species. Quick Overview: Spiza Americana – DickcisselBody size: Around 5.5-6.3 in (14–16 cm) […]

Passerina Ciris – Painted Bunting

The Passerina ciris or commonly known as painted bunting is a species of bird that belongs to the Cardinalidae family, which includes the cardinals. When it comes to males, the bright plumage only appears in their second year of life; in their first year, they can only be distinguished from the female through careful examination. […]

Passerina Cyanea – Indigo Bunting

The indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) is a small seed-eating bird that is a member of the Cardinalidae family of passerine birds that can be found in North and Central America. The current genus name, Passerina, is derived from the Latin term passer, which refers to true sparrows and other similarly small birds, whereas the species […]

Passerina Versicolor – Varied Bunting

The Passerina versicolor, also known as the varied bunting, is a species of songbird belonging to the Cardinalidae family, which includes the cardinals. This beautiful songbird avoids densely populated areas and does not frequently visit feeders, preferring to forage low in dense vegetation while twitching its tail and wings to flush out insects. Quick Overview: […]

Passerina Amoena – Lazuli Bunting

The Passerina amoena or commonly called lazuli bunting is a North American songbird in the family of Cardinalidae. These birds get their name from the bright blue hood of the male, resembling the gemstone lapis lazuli. Both species with the Indigo bunting, its resembles, hybridize where their ranges overlap. These male species can also sing. […]

Passerina Caerulea – Blue Grosbeak

The Passerina caerulea or commonly known to be the blue grosbeak is a medium-sized passerine bird found in North America that belongs to the Cardinalidae family of birds. Quick Overview: Passerina Caerulea – Blue GrosbeakBody size: Around 6.25-7.5 in (16-19 cm) in length and weighed 28 g (1 oz) Main colors: Purple-Blue, Brown, Black, Silver, […]

Pheucticus Melanocephalus – Black-Headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus or commonly known as a Black-headed grosbeak is a member of the Cardinalidae like the northern cardinal. These species are also sometimes considered conspecific with rose-breasted grosbeak. They are tame enough to be hand-fed in some areas. Black-headed grosbeaks can breed with their close relatives, the rose-breasted grosbeaks, to produce offspring (Pheucticus ludovicianus). […]

Pheucticus Ludovicianus – Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

The rose-breasted grosbeak, Latin name Pheucticus ludovicianus, also known as the “cut-throat” grosbeak due to its coloration, is a large, seed-eating grosbeak in the cardinal family that can reach up to 30 inches in length (Cardinalidae). Its primary function is that of a foliage gleaner. Males have blackheads, wings, backs, and tails, as well as […]

Cardinalis Sinuatus – Pyrrhuloxia

In North America, the pyrrhuloxia, also known as desert cardinal (Cardinalis sinuatus), is a medium-sized songbird that can be found in the American southwest and northern Mexico. This distinctive species, which has a short, stout bill as well as a red crest and wings, is closely related to the Northern cardinal and the Vermilion cardinal, both […]

Cardinalis Cardinalis – Northern Cardinal

The Cardinalis cardinalis or commonly known as Northern Cardinal is a species of bird in the family of Cardinalidae. It is also called the redbird, common cardinal, red cardinal, or just cardinal. Cardinal refers to the Roman Catholic cardinals, who wear red robes and caps. The northern cardinal’s common and scientific names come from this. […]

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