Nature Notes

February 10, 2011


  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Steve Creek, Dawn, John Peter Thompson, Kimberley L Logan, Harold Stiver and others. Harold Stiver said: Female Northern Cardinal with red eyebrow: Female Northern Cardinal with red eyebrow I’ve been looking at birds … […]

    Pingback by Tweets that mention Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis | Nature Notes -- — February 10, 2011 @ 6:48 am

  2. A lovely shot Harold.
    Maybe she was getting made up for a date? lol

    Comment by holdingmoments — February 10, 2011 @ 8:59 am

  3. Hi Harold, of course I had to check my female cardinal images after reading your post. I had not noticed this until your mention. But I do have several images of female Northern Cardinals with a prominent red eyebrow. Some were photographed when I lived in your area and some were photographed here in Owen Sound (Ont.). Interesting!

    Here’s a few…

    Best wishes,


    Comment by Carol L. Edwards — February 10, 2011 @ 10:34 am

  4. Thanks Carol,those images look great. I hope you’re not snowed in up in the wilderness there ;~)

    Comment by Harold — February 10, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

  5. LOL Thanks Milton

    Comment by Harold — February 10, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

  6. Harold, I looked at my female Cardinal images and they all show red above and below the eye, not penciled in a delicately as in your image, but drawn more with broader brush. I had not noticed this detail before.

    Comment by Hilke Breder — February 11, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

  7. Thanks Hilke, it seems like the females all have some measure of red but it is only a few where it is this distinct.

    Comment by Harold — February 16, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

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