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Does your child enjoy looking at pretty little birds? Does he like playing with colors and are you looking for a way to combine both his love for birds and colors? If you said yes, consider reading our post below.
A Cardinal, or red bird, is a medium-sized bird of the New World. Male cardinals have bright red feathers, black face, and a red bill. Female cardinals are olive to gray in color with dark red on the crest, tail, and wings. Both male and female cardinals have pointed feathers on the head. One of the best ways for children to experience the magnificent colors of a cardinal is by coloring them. So, here is a splendid compilation of Cardinal coloring pages that will allow your child to explore his inner Picasso!
10 Lovely Cardinal Coloring Pages Your Child Will Enjoy:
Here is a cardinal coloring sheet with a short description of the bird. The coloring page states that the early American settlers named the bird Cardinals after the Catholic cardinals who dressed themselves in bright red robes. A cardinal can lay scores of eggs each year. The worksheet also states that Ohio adopted cardinal as its state bird in 1933.
2. Kentucky State Bird Cardinal:
Color in this stunning image of a cardinal, the state bird of Kentucky, United States. This brilliant red and orange bird makes a stunning sight against the white backdrop of snow. Cardinals are the state bird of not just Kentucky, but also Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina and Illinois. Make sure he has plenty of red crayons handy.
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3. Northern Cardinal:
The northern cardinal is a red songbird belonging to the United States and Mexico. It is an 8 to 9 inches long bird with a wingspan of 10 to 12 inches. Northern Cardinal has a short and wide, cone-shaped bill and a pointed crest of feathers on its head. You will find these Cardinals in fields, forests, gardens and edges of the wood.
4. Red Crested Cardinal:
Red-crested cardinal, also called Brazilian Cardinal, is a type of exotic bird found in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It has a red head, gray wings, and a white underbelly. You will see him make the occasional visit to the eastern coast of the United States. But most poachers trap red-crested cardinals for their beautiful plumage and melodious song.
5. Cardinal Perched On A Branch:
Here is another cardinal pictures to color of a lovely bird perched on a tree branch. Cardinals have a loud, whistling call. Its song is a string of two parted whistles that speed up and then ends in a trill. The song does not last more than 3 seconds. The coloring page has enough details to experiment with some color variations.
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6. Cardinal Sitting In A Shrub:
The little cardinal is sitting in a shrub. We think that it’s looking for some food there. Cardinals have strong bills that they use for feeding on seeds. Cardinals love eating insects, grasses, wild grapes, and sedges. We think that green would look great on this cardinal, don’t you think so?
7. Desert Cardinal:
The Desert Cardinal is native to the thorn scrub of Southwest America. It isn’t as showy as the northern cardinal bird. This tiny, gray bird forages in small flocks. Desert cardinals prefer living in open woodlands, and they rarely migrate. Tell your child to make a desert backdrop like a few cactuses and desert animals that will go with the image.
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8. Black Faced Grosbeak:
The black-faced grosbeak is a large bird belonging to the cardinal family. It is a resident of Mexico and eastern Panama. An adult Black-faced Grosbeak is a 15 cm long cardinal with a black face, olive wings, yellow head and a heavy, black bill. It forages in the trees and shrubs in search of insects, caterpillars, and beetles.
9. Hepatic Tanager:
The hepatic tanager is a medium-sized bird belonging to the cardinal family. It is a reddish-brown bird native to the southwest the United States. It has dusky cheeks, gray flanks, and a dark eye streak. The hepatic tanager is a very intelligent bird. It looks for food in the trees, moving methodically and slowly.
10. Scarlet Tanager:
This Cardinal coloring pictures features a scarlet tanager sitting pretty on a tree branch. The scarlet tanager is the smallest species of the cardinal. The adult scarlet tanager has a smooth textured bill and a stout body. We wonder which color would look best on him. What does your child think?
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How do you entertain your little bird lover? Do you feed his curiosities by giving him coloring pages? Or do you take him on camping trips so that he could see these birds in their natural habitat? Tell us about your story here. Leave a comment below!
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