Saturday, January 28, 2017
As the courtship continues both the male and female begin to sing duets. Cardinals can sing several different song types but during the duets they coordinate songs. Scientists think this is another way for the female to determine her potential mate’s quality. Listen for them singing cheer, cheer, cheer or birdie, birdie, birdie.
Next the males bring tasty treats that they feed to the females. A male’s ability to forage efficiently and provide good quality food is an important consideration for a female that depends on a male to provide food for her while she is incubating eggs and later feed her babies.
Source: Wild Bird Guides-Northern Cardinal by Gary Ritchison
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