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"Northern Cardinal"
Northern Cardinal:    Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "The root of cardinal is Latin for 'important'. Cardinals are important officials of the Catholic Church, and their red robes gave both common and scientific names to Cardinalis cardinalis. The trivial part of the species name Cardinalis sinuatus means 'cured' in Latin (referring to its bill). The common name of that bird, however, is Pyrrhuloxia -- held over from the genus where it had once been placed. Pyrrhuloxia means 'bullfinch' in Greek."

 
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona ...

Image, 2012, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona, click to enlarge
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Northern Cardinal, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona. HOT day with temperatures in the triple digits. Image taken April 23, 2012. Canon Rebel T3i, 300z.
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Northern Cardinal, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona. HOT day with temperatures in the triple digits. Image taken April 23, 2012. Canon Rebel T3i, 300z.
Image, 2012, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona, click to enlarge
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Northern Cardinal, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona. HOT day with temperatures in the triple digits. Image taken April 23, 2012. Canon Rebel T3i, 300z.


Silver Lake, Ohio ...

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Northern Cardinal, male, Silver Lake, Ohio. Left image taken October 19, 2008. Right image taken October 17, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.
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Northern Cardinal, female, Silver Lake, Ohio. Left image taken October 17, 2008. Right image taken October 19, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.
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Northern Cardinal, male (left) and female (right), Silver Lake, Ohio. Image taken October 17, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.


... head shots ...

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Northern Cardinal, male (left) and female (right), Silver Lake, Ohio. Image taken October 19, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.


... red on red ...

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Red Cardinal on red post, Silver Lake, Ohio. Image taken October 18, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.


... Fall colors ...

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Fall colors and the Northern Cardinal, Silver Lake, Ohio. Image taken October 19, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.
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Fall colors and the Northern Cardinal, Silver Lake, Ohio. Image taken October 18, 2008. Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm.



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