Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Cardinal
Common Name : Northern Cardinal
Scientific Name : Cardinalis cardinalis
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

Northern Cardinals are fairly large birds with long tails and a prominent crest and short beak. Males are pure red, and females are pale brown with some red patches on the wings, tail and crest.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 8.3 – 9.1 Inches (21 – 23 Centimeters)
Weight: 1.5 – 1.7 Ounces (42 – 48 Grams)
Wingspan: 9.8 – 12.2 Inches (25 – 31 Centimeters)

Behavior :

Northern Cardinals are ground foragers who are most common in forests and eat seeds. They nest in shrubs and are in the forest year round.

Social Organization :

Northern Cardinals are solitary and very territorial birds.

Approval Level : None; Northern Cardinals are quite common in the forest.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

Northern Cardinals are small birds, and so cat’s shouldn’t have much difficulty taking them down.

Training Level : Advanced;

Northern Cardinals can fly, so cats must have some skill in hunting birds.

Hunting Tactic : Birds
Food Quality : Medium; Northern Cardinals are small but quite nutritious.