50 Cardinal Birds That Are Indescribably Beautiful

Males of tropical species will have the same coloration year-round. Females of all species are either drabber in coloration by comparison, either a lighter coloration of the males, oranges, greens, or yellows. The molting pattern in most cardinalids exhibit delayed plumage maturation, often first year male birds would be in non-breeding plumage or intermediate of that stage.