southern Illinois

by Christina
(Marion Illinois)

We had just got a foot of snow a few days before I saw this bird. I live out in the country a few miles outside of town near cornfields and the refuge. This bird was about the size of a small mocking bird, has a crest on top of his head like a cardinal, black on the top half and whitish on the bottom, also has a rust colored band under his wing between the two colors. If you could please tell me what you think it is. Thank you.


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Feb 10, 2014
thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you. I will check into it. So far I have not seen another like it

Jan 14, 2014
young bird
by: Anonymous

it sound like a juvenile cardinal.look om the intnet for juvenile they come in all color

Jan 01, 2013
thank you shirl
by: christina

I want to say thank you for your thought. I know I've seen this bird in my book before but with moving I don't know where it is. I've never knowingly seen one of these birds before. It was exciting. I just wish the battery in my camera wasn't dead.

Dec 30, 2012
southern Illinois
by: Shirl Abrahamson

Is sounds like you have seen a cedar waxing!

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