Cone-billed brownish orange bird in Central Illinois

by Dave Miller
(Monticello IL)



I can't find this bird in any books or online. It is a small (3-5 inches bird with a black cone bill, black eyes and almost no tail to speak of. It has brown/orange/red markings.

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Aug 25, 2015
Cone billed brownish orange bird
by: John P

Definitely a young Cardinal!

Aug 20, 2015
Thanks
by: Dave M

Thought it might be a cardinal, but it was so different and had no tail feathers, so had mostly ruled that out.

Aug 20, 2015
Bird ID
by: AuntGiki

Young Cardinal

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