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cardinal, grosbeaks, and relatives


The cardinals, grosbeaks, and relatives are a small family of about 43 species found only in the New World, throughout most of North and South America. This family is made up of large-billed birds what are mainly seed-eaters. Many species in this family are very colorful, such as the buntings .

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. "Cardinalidae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 12, 2024 at

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