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The northern cardinal is an active songbird that can be found in most parts of United States east of the Rocky Mountains. This bird can also be found in parts of California, Arizona and New Mexico. Male cardinals have a black mask on the face, a short cone-shaped bill and a crest on the head, while females have a lighter mask color. This bird weighs 1.5 to 1.8 oz (42 to 51 g) and its size is 8 to 9 in (21 to 23 cm). Cardinals are also called "redbirds", for their bright red color. But only the males are red. Females are dull brown or olive with dull red on wings and tail.



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