Thank you Rosaria, I see we speak Esperanto here.
Mine have never held still for a photo, except for a bad night picture I got of them scolding a neighborhood cat that was hanging around their nesting bush. He only wanted to visit my cats on their sundeck but they said it was a likely story. Even in dim light the cardinal red stood out.
I took the picture through my shut kitchen window. No alarming noise was produced and they were very busy eating and discussing their future families. It was a lucky shot and no other birds were around, a rare occurrence.
Great to see a picture of a pair of Cardinals. We don't get them out west. But I remember them from my "growing up" days in Ontario.
They great looking birds, pugnacious but sympathetic. The male and female are always around together, I wonder if they mate for life?
Cardinals are wonderful birds. I like seeing pairs likes this. They are the state bird in Virginia. I wonder if the ones that are now feeding around here in Florida migrated from our yard up North?
This picture was taken today. Some cardinals spend the winter up here as long as they find food.
'Cardinal' I guess is because of the red colour. Is the red-coloured one the female or the male? Usually in birds it is the male ... while in humans it is the female. To wear the most beautiful dress I mean.
Cardinal is indeed because of the brilliant red color, the most colored is the male as you said. The poor bird males are more colored than the females to attract predators away from the nest. Although with cardinals the female is also somewhat colored but in a more subdued way. They share the orange beaks. The young have black beaks until mature.
So, since many males are eaten up by predators, again we have more females: il semble être une règle universelle :-)
È vero, Giovanni, man lives dangerously which is why we die younger than women.
Wait a moment, figure in the women who die having children, or did in much greater numbers until medicine improved and still do in the Third World.The Aztecs used to give them the same funerals given to warriors.
THa Aztecs did the right thing. Even factoring in childbirth deaths men still die, on average, younger. Even in developped countries the average lifespan for women is now around 84 years, men around 82, so we are catching up or you are reaching down.For carreer women there is no difference and the main causes of death are the same. That I call sex equality.
I was thinking of going out for a drink tonight in my fabulous red dress, but now I'm afraid that it might attract predators.
It well could Jenny and added to what is going on at MoR I'd play it safe. Maybe a touch of brown and beige to reduce the "flamboyance"?
Go ahead Jenny and let nature, predators and preys, do happily its job. Life is short and red, the colour of passion and death, reminds us how transient we are. And I thank you Paul for the heavy billing.
"Heavy billing"? Did I get you seeing red?
The fun, of course, is in following the exchanges between the two of you! Thanks. I laugh as I go off to work.
Latin clowns we are, it seems.
MoR, clowns have a very usefull social role: they keep people happy and laughing. Magnifico.
Since this role makes you happy, it makes me happy too, Paulus.