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Large crest on head.
Heavy, conical red bill.
Face surrounded by black.
Male entirely brilliant red.
Female grayish-tan with red tail and wings.
Size: 21-23 cm (8-9 in)
Wingspan: 25-31 cm (10-12 in)
Weight: 42-48 g (1.48-1.69 ounces)
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We don't have Red Cardinal in New Zealand and until I joined TN I never knew they existed. I do love both the male and female colour and their head high pose. Good shot. TFS.
A wonderful and very beautiful bird comes from you again. This one looks like a bit angry. I think it doesn't like that you took its pose. :)
Your POV is really very well choosen.
This is the first time I see a Red Cardinal in zoo and I have to say that it makes me a little sad too... But, I do understand that it is the only way for some people to enjoy this little beauty as they don't have them in their country.
Here, they are very numerous in the wild; I have many visiting my backyard everyday. This is a nice capture of him and I like this POV and details.
If you return to this zoo someday, try to find a female and then, take them with you and set them free... I'm kidding of course but I would be nice if it could be possible ;)
PS I updated my critic as I didn't have time to read your all your note and I saw that you were also touched by its captivity and this difficult adaptation :(