The Northern Cardinal is easily recognized by its vibrant red color. The brighter the male, the more plentiful the food is in its territory and the better its chance of bearing offspring.
As she sits on the nest, the female Northern Cardinal sings, perhaps communicating to the male Northern Cardinal about the need for more food for the hatchlings or about possible dangers lurking nearby.
Food Preferences of the Northern Cardinal
Favorite foods of the Northern Cardinal include weed and sunflower seeds, grains, fruits, and insects. They feed their hatchlings insects for the most part.
The Northern Cardinal tends to feast at bird feeders during early morning and early evening.
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