Male Northern Cardinal with bug in beak

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This Male Northern Cardinal caught a bug and looks like he is presenting me his trophy! He perched on some rocks by a stream, so I photographed him because his brilliant red color contrasted beautifully with the rocks. He offered me the extra favor of capturing this bug, which looks like a beetle. Northern Cardinals typically eat seeds and berries and nuts, but I presume they also ingest beetles.

Sandra Calderbank
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