Cardinal species have always fascinated me, but I was particularly impressed by the Red Cardinal (Red Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis). So, what does it mean when you see a Red Cardinal?
The home of these impressive red birds with the hoods is the southeast of Canada, the east of the USA, and Mexico, where they can be found numerously in gardens, green spaces, and parks with good way or shore planting.
Even in winter, these animals remain true to their usual environment as stand-birds and feed on seedlings during the cold months. The Red Cardinal can reach a length of 22 cm. The males often have a scarlet plumage, which can vary more or less red depending on the age and subspecies of the animals.
Around the eyes as well as above and under the beak, the red cardinal has a black mask, which is dark grey in the predominantly inconspicuous olive-green-brown-colored females.
Young-birds before their first juvenile-mouse see adult cardinal-hens in the color of the plumage very similar, however, they lack the dark gray face mask and they do not yet possess the red beaks of the sexually mature animals.
Especially during the breeding of boys, live food is necessary, because red cardinals raise their brood mainly with insects. However, live food should be offered again and again, even if the animals do not breed.
Suitable forage animals get at in the good zoo trade, you can also breed them easily yourself. I usually use small little pets, fly-mads, mealworms, and dolls only in the freshly skinned state, if they are white (however only with the young brood, adult cardinals can also eat the normal mealworms).
I find it particularly great to be able to observe my couple, to marvel at their skill in flying and bouncing in the branches, which is accompanied by numerous tail-rockers during arousal. Very nice to watch are also the courtship and the advertising of the rooster, accompanied of course by the wonderful singing.
Seeing a Red Cardinal – Spiritual Meaning
Since I have only recently owned my couple, I cannot yet report on possible offspring. However, I hope that at some point the two will go to the brood. The bright red color of the male cardinal makes him an easy-to-recognize bird. A frequent visitor to the courtyards and gardens of North America.
The cardinal does not migrate in winter, he stays on his territory. Very territorial, the cardinal will sing all year round to proclaim the ownership of his domain. In addition, the cardinal will attack all other cardinals who attempt entry into what he considers to be his territory.
The cardinal father and mother stay together as a family. Mother cardinal will cover her eggs, while the Cardinal Father will feed her throughout the brooding period. When the first brood flies away, the cardinal father takes care of the cubs while the cardinal mother starts her second family. In this way, the cardinals raise at least two families a year.
The cardinal means that once on a spiritual path, there is no turning back. The balance between spiritual ideals and physical desires is necessary to achieve harmony so that the purpose of life can be revealed and you can find your soul song. Give color to life and remember that every song you sing is important.
The Cardinal’s Feathers – Brings vitality and beauty, brings color into your life, reminds you what you have done is important, and that you illuminate someone else’s life. That’s all about what does it mean when you see a Red Cardinal. Blessed be!