I am enjoying watching these beautiful Cardinals.
- The Northern Cardinal can live up to 15 years in the wild.
- It is the state bird of seven states-Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. No other bird holds this distinction.
- Males that have a brighter red color appear to feed at higher rates and have greater reproductive success than males that are duller in color.
- A group of cardinals has many collective nouns, including a "college", "conclave", "deck", "radiance", and "Vatican" of cardinals.