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rayman6422
Mar 15, 2010 9:32 AM CST
After being at this house for 5+ years I finally saw a cardinal on the backwall on Sunday.
Wasnt able to get a picture.
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 15, 2010 10:16 PM CST
When we first moved to AZ I told my DH...who loved birding...that "all I ever see out here are FEMALE cardinals" He informed me they weren't Cardinals, but something that started with PHY...LOL Jo Confused
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Dann_L
Mar 16, 2010 6:10 PM CST
Unless it's red, I wouldn't know a cardinal if it pecked me on the nose!
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locakelly
Mar 16, 2010 6:17 PM CST
Me either Dan, but I'd love to see one!
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Name: Susie
North West Mesa
Birdlady_Susie
May 30, 2010 10:27 PM CST
We have some of the prettiest cardinals!

Jo- those would be pyrrhuloxia - pronounced purr lox eeaa - they have heavier yellowish beaks and the cardinals beak is pointed and reddish-dark orange. Cardinals also have a small black 'mask' and the pyrrhuloxia have a small red 'mask'. They do kinda hang out together, so they can confuse you, especially if it there are females of both species together. - Just remember to look at the beak.

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
May 31, 2010 7:36 AM CST
Saw lots of red cardinals in Alabama last week. Robins too. And clematis galore!
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
May 31, 2010 9:18 AM CST
After my DH pointed out the fact I now know the differece...The Cardinal is much more colorful. Thanks for the breakdown in how to say the name...Jo
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Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
May 31, 2010 9:33 AM CST
Roadrunner,

I think your referring to the Pyrrhuloxia. The female and male, are many times mistaken for a female cardinal. I see them in my garden, mostly when the pyracantha is red and ripe. They seem to like those. I've never seen a cardinal in my yard. But my friend Cherie, who leaves about 2 miles away on an acre of land, see's tons of them. They go after the grain treat she feeds her horses and mules.

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Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Jun 1, 2010 8:28 AM CST
When I lived in the mountains of Virginia the bright red of the male Cardinals were so stricking in the snow. Jo

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