Monday, July 09, 2007

Young Cardinal Observed

With the great abundance of cardinals in the Habitat, you would think that there would be a similar abundance of juveniles this time of year. As posted earlier, the immature or first-year cardinals have neither their father's bright red coloring nor their mother's bright red-orange beak. Rather the young cardinals are dull colored - gray or dark olive-brown - with a dark beak.
These two photos show the second young cardinal photographed in the Habitat. The first appeared 169 blog posts ago.

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