For Male Cardinals, the Redder the Better

For Male Northern Cardinals, the Redder the Better

This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. https://nas-national-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/200623-whats-behind-those-lustrous-red-feathers_tc.mp3 Transcript: This is BirdNote. Male Northern Cardinals, Scarlet Tanagers, and House Finches all have striking red plumage that’s thought to play a role in attracting mates. To develop red feathers, […]

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Fort De Soto, 4/21/2013

My father and I had a fantastic time at Fort De Soto this morning. We went hoping for some nice migrants, and we came home with twelve species of warbler, including my first Black-throated Green. Here’s a list of all the warblers we saw in the park: Black-and-white Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, […]

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