help please

by Zack Nelson
(Portland Maine)


I got this picture in Northern New Jersey in a swampy forest. I cannot really figure out what species of bird this is. any help would be appreciated

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Apr 28, 2012
female cardinal
by: Anonymous

It looks like a female cardinal to me.

Jan 27, 2012
Thanks
by: Zack Nelson

Thanks for your input, The lack of crest was really what was throwing me. I couldn't figure if it was the immature of some other species.

Jan 26, 2012
Female cardinal
by: Shirl Abrahamson

It looks like a female cardinal! Nice picture.

Jan 26, 2012
Female Cardinal
by: Judy-Seattle

Zack, this photo is a great capture. I believe the bird is a female Cardinal. They are able to fold back the crest on top of their head like in your photo.

Jan 25, 2012
cardinal?
by: Jason

I think this is a female northern cardinal or possibly an immature. The color is typical of a female cardinal it is the lack of a crest that is a little odd but I have seen it a few times.

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