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Northern Cardinal  Cardinalis cardinalis

The Northern Cardinal is found throughout the eastern half of the United States, including southern Canada.  It is also found from Central America north to southeastern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

This species is an abundant year-round resident of Florida.  They were found in more than 1,000 quadrangles during the first Florida Breeding Bird Atlas survey, among the most of any species.  There are also Cardinals that migrate into and out of Florida during the fall and spring months.