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Friday, March 4, 2016

Photo Share: Another female cardinal

Hi Sarah,  here is another photo of a female cardinal in the park. She seems to know that spring is on the way.
All the best, Rodney  

The female Northern Cardinal isn’t as flashy as her brilliant red male counterpart, but that doesn’t make her a push-over.
Females sing to call in male cardinals when they are eligible and want to be courted and during courtship they match their mate’s songs. Later female cardinals sing to shoo away brightly colored mates from the nest when a predator is nearby. Then they give the all clear, when it is safe or they want a meal delivered.

Thank you for sharing! You can see more of Rodney Campbell’s work at: http://rodney-campbell.artistwebsites.com/art/all/birds/all If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com with a description and permission to post it on the Friday Photo.

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