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Cardinal
Date Issued: 1972-09-20
Postage Value: 8 cents

Commemorative issue
Wildlife conservation
Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis, the common cardinal, is a bird found in the eastern United States and parts of Mexico. Its name comes from the color of the robes of Roman Catholic cardinals. The cardinal is a member of the finch family. The male is bright red with a black throat, and the female is buffy-brown with red on her crest, wings, and tail. It is the official bird of seven states.

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