Archive for the ‘Pyrrhuloxia’ Tag

Pyrrhuloxia On A Hot Day At The Feeder   2 comments

Pyrrhuloxia On A Hot Day At The Feeder — Images by kenne

Dapper in looks and cheerful in song, the Pyrrhuloxia or desert cardinal is a tough-as-nails songbird

of baking hot deserts in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. — Source:

Pyrrhuloxia At Our Patio Fountain   3 comments

We haven’t seen too many Pyrrhuoxias coming to the feeder and fountain this summer,

but this guy is interested in cooling off from our triple-digit temperatures here in Tucson.

This Pyrrhuoxia looks like an immature male because of the dark bill. Adults have a yellow bill.

— kenne

Pyrrhuloxia (July 17, 2022) — Images by kenne

Nest Building Time   1 comment

Pyrrhuloxia (1 of 1)-72Pyrrhuloxia — Image by kenne

Nest Building

I watch her gathering twigs
in the
descending light
of the mountain forests.

There is something in her
movements suggesting she
is following nature’s plan.

I focus carefully through
a forest window waiting
for the right moment.

— kenne

Pyrrhuloxia In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Pyrrhuloxia-2 copy-72Pyrrhuloxia In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The mountains that enfold the vale
With walls of granite, steep and high,
Invite the fearless foot to scale
Their stairway toward the sky.

— from “Doors of Daring” by Henry van Dyke

The Dapper, Pyrrhuloxia   Leave a comment

Pyrrhuloxia (1 of 1) blogPyrrhuloxia Photographed in Sabino Canyon by kenne

This male pyrrhuloxia looks a lot like a female Northern Cardinal and its song is nearly identical to the cardinal.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Pyrrhuloxia   2 comments

Pyrrhuloxia (1 of 1) framedPyrrhuloxia — Image by kenne


Our Sonoran cardinal,

Learn to pronounce it.

— kenne

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