Cardinals are lovely birds that may be found in many backyards and natural settings around the United States.
According to All About Birds, the males can be distinguished by their beautiful red feathered coat and tufted crest atop their heads.
Female cardinals have a smaller crest with vivid red accents, but their feathers are generally a duller brown color.
Male and female cardinals, on the other hand, have black feathers in the appearance of a beard around their eyes and red beaks.
Creating a stark color contrast and indicating that they are of the same species.
Cardinals are also active songbirds, garnering attention not only for their bright colors but also for their singing.