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Northern Cardinal M

Northern Cardinal (male)Size - 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Bushy woodlands, thickets, garden shrubbery, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a deep cup of stems, fine twigs, and bark strips, 2 to 12 feet above the ground in a dense thicket and tangled vines.
Eggs - 2 to 5, buff or pale greenish, speckled with brown and lilac. Incubation about 13 days, by the female. Young leave the nest in 11 days. Up to 4 broods per season.
Food - Seeds, fruits, and insects.

Northern Cardinal Fe

Cardinal FeSize - 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Bushy woodlands, thickets, garden shrubbery, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a deep cup of stems, fine twigs, and bark strips, 2 to 12 feet above the ground in a dense thicket and tangled vines.
Eggs - 2 to 5, buff or pale greenish, speckled with brown and lilac. Incubation about 13 days, by the female. Young leave the nest in 11 days. Up to 4 broods per season.
Food - Seeds, fruits, and insects.

Black-capped Chickadee

ChickadeeSize - 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forests, gardens, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a loose cup of plant fibers, moss, and feathers at bottom of tree cavity or in a birdhouse.
Eggs - 5 to 10, white with brown spots. Incubation 11 to 13 days. Leave the nest about 14-18 days after hatching.
Food - Seeds, berries, and insects.

Mountain Chickadee

Mountain ChickadeeSize - 5 - 5 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Mountain and coniferous forests.
Nesting - The nest is a loose cup of moss, plant fibers, furs, and feathers at bottom of tree cavity or in a birdhouse.
Eggs - 5 to 10, white with brown spots. Incubation 14 days. Leave the nest about 20 days after hatching.
Food - Seeds, berries, and insects.

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted NuthatchSize - 5 to 6 inches long
Habitat - Deciduous forests, suburban areas, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a mass of bark strips, hair, and feathers at the bottom of a tree cavity or in a birdhouse.
Eggs - 5 to 10, white, spotted with brown, red, and gray. Incubation 12 days, by both sexes.
Food - Seeds, nuts, fruits, and insects.

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted NuthatchSize - 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Coniferous forests..
Nesting - The nest is a mass of bark strips, grass and plant fibers, at the bottom of a tree cavity, 5-100' above the ground.
Eggs - 4 to 7, white, finely spotted with brown. Incubation about 12 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest 18-21 days after hatching.
Food - Conifer seed and insects.





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