Northern Cardinal Photos

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal Overview

The northern cardinal is common on all main Hawaiian islands. It was introduced to Hawaii from the eastern United States in 1929. It is also known as Kentucky or red cardinal.

Adult males are red with a black patch around a red bill. Females are brown with some red on their wings, tail and crest.

Northern cardinals live in or near dense underbrush or forests. They feed on insects, fruits and seeds. Nests are built low in shrubs or trees.