Red-beaked bird nesting near house.

by Cindy Quast
(Iowa City, IA)

A tan bird with a red beak is nesting in our backyard right by the deck. She has black around her eye, and a little red on the back of her head and her wing and/or tail feathers. At first we thought it was a scarlet tananger, but our books don't show the tananger with a red beak. Can you tell me what this is?

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Sounds like a female Cardinal.
Susan

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Red-beaked bird nesting near house.

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Jul 17, 2012
I agree
by: Jeana

A female Cardinal

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