|Cardinalis virginianus = Loxia cardinalis|
They are birds between 19 and 22 cm in length. Its most distinctive characteristics are the presence of a conspicuous crest and a thick and strong conical bill. There is sexual dimorphism; males have a greater amount of red in their plumage, and females have only some tints, with a predominance of gray. Immature individuals are similar to females.
|Male||Female||Scientific name||Common Name||Distribution|
|Cardinalis cardinalis||Northern cardinal||United States from Maine to Texas and in Canada in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Its range extends west to the U.S.–Mexico border and south through Mexico to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, northern Guatemala, and northern Belize|
|Cardinalis sinuatus||Pyrrhuloxia (desert cardinal)||U.S. states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas and woodland edges in Mexico|
|Cardinalis phoeniceus||Vermilion cardinal||Colombia and Venezuela|
- "Taxonomy browser (Cardinalis)". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
- "Definition of CARDINALIS". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
- "Rare half-male, half-female cardinal spotted in Pennsylvania". Animals. 2019-01-31. Archived from the original on February 22, 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
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