All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This Male <strong>Cardinal</strong> (<em>Cardinalis cardinalis</em>)was photographed in April at Ijams Nature Center. He looked so striking with the redbud tree in the background. The males are more brightly colored. I am careful to avoid saying, "Male...
This Male Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)was photographed in April at Ijams Nature Center. He looked so striking with the redbud tree in the background. The males are more brightly colored. I am careful to avoid saying, "Male birds are brighter than females;" I said that once and the boys in my class loved it! Their smart-aleck answer was, "Well, yeah, we know that!" So now I say that male birds are more brightly colored than females!

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