On this page are cardinals, tanagers, and house finches.

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A male northern cardinal in North Florida.
[A view from the side of this all red bird with a patch of black on its face around its red bill and reaching the dark color of its eye. Its legs are light grey.]

A male letting his voice be heard.
Male cardinals have more black feathers than I realized.
[A view from just below a male cardinal on a branch with his beak open. The black around his beak extends long enough under it that it appears to be a full beard.]

This male had rather unique coloring on its back.
[Top-down side view of a male cardinal who has grey feathers mixed in with the red on its back. There is a completely light-grey section on his back where his body meets his tail. The bird is perched on a tree branch with green leaves below and behind him.]

A colorful female cardinal in the tree outside my window.
[An olive-brown bird with red-tinged feathers on its crown, tail, and parts of its wing is perched on a thin twig in teh tree. This is a side view of the entire bird and its mottled coloring makes it seem like it would blend in well had there been more leaves on the tree.]

This feathery female liked to frequent the tree outside my second story window.
She was there so often I learned to recognize her cardinal chirps.
[A clear view of the cardinal clutching a small branch with her feet. Her head is turned to the left so her orangey-brown crest is visible atop her head. Her beak is orangey-red. Her feathers are mostly brown with a few greyish ones mixed in.]

A full view of the tail in this image.
[Another clear view of the bird except for one very skinny branch hanging in front of her. The tail has two long feathers with a space in between them.]

This young cardinal is only a few months old.
[while the shape of its bill and feathers (including the tuft on its head) indicate it is a cardinal, this bird is still has its dark coloring. There is a hint of red in its tail feathers, but the rest of the feathers are olive brown and its bill is dark brown.]

A summer tanager.
[This bird rests on a tree branch where the leaves are just starting to poke through the bark. The bird's individual brown feathers wing feathers are visible. The rest of its feathers are red. The bird looks at the camera.]

A summer tanager from afar.
[This mostly red bird provides distinct contrast against the green leaves of the tree and the branch on which it perches.]

A male house finch. Its coloring makes it seem like it is growing out of the tree.
[This bird with red around its head and neck has a brown beak and a brown body in the rear. The brown of its body is similar to the brown palm fronds hanging from the lower part of this tree. The beak on this bird is thick and substantial.]

A house finch couple.
[A bright blue sky behind the finches as they perch on a branch. The male with his red coloring is on the right and faces the camera. The female which is brown and white is on the left facing the male which means most of her back is to the camera.]

The male from the pair above.
[A side view of the male as he faces left. His head and stomach are red. His beak, his legs, parts of his cheeks, and the rest of his body are shades of brown with some tan striping.]

The female from the pair above.
[A underside view of the female as she is perched on a vertical branch and holds some brown tree moss in her beak. Her body is streaks of tan and streaks of brown. She has dark brown eyes.]

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