Backyard birds

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There are many varieties of birds in North America; in fact, there are more 630 species in Canada, and the U.S.A. Chances are, many of those species can be seen in your own backyard. If you can meet their basic needs, such as food, and water some of these birds can be attracted to your backyard, and who knows, establish permanent residence.

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Northern female Cardinal on snow. The northern cardinal (cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as common cardinal. The northern cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 cm (8.3 in). The Northern cardinal has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. The male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull red-brown shade.

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