cardinalis (dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church who wears scarlet robes) sinuatus (curved)
Monday, April 2, 1984 — 7:30 am
Coronado National Forest, Arizona — Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
As I was watching the Brewer’s Sparrows fly from one mesquite bush to another, I saw this Pyrrhuloxia fly into the bush vacated by the sparrows. It sang a short Cardinal-like song. The area was a scrubby desert on the flats at the base of the canyon along the road from the visitor center.