Information about the Desert Cardinal or Pyrrhuloxia:
The Desert Cardinal or Pyrrhuloxia is a medium-sized member of the order of Passeriformes. It is native to the deserts and scrublands of the southwestern parts of North America. It is one of only three birds of the genus Cardinalis, with the Northern and Vermillion Cardinals being the other two. These birds go to lengths of about 8.3 inches (21 cm) with an the average weight is 0.8–1.5 ounces (24–43 g). Both males and females are about the same size. Pyrrhuloxia does not generally migrate, but spends the year round in the dry deserts and mesquite thickets, where it feeds on fruits, seed and insects. The bird gets it's distinctive name "Pyrrhuloxia" from a combination of the genus names Pyrrhula (bullfinches) and Loxia (crossbills). The roots mean "flame-colored" and "crooked," and accurately describe the bright reddish gray bird with the crooked bill.
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