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The blue and orange kingfisher is especially striking in the snow. They live along streams and shorelines in North America. They have a loud, rattling call that lets birdwatchers know that a kingfisher is in the area.

This mustard yellow bird searches for a winter meal on berry-covered branches.

A northern cardinal is conspicuously red in a snowstorm.

A female European stonechat holds on to a frosted perch. These birds thrive in open country. They tend to live in heathland, moorland, and rough grassland.

Four northern cardinals sit together in this winter bird photo. Although the two males have brighter feathers, the two female cardinals look especially beautiful against the snowy backdrop. Cardinals don't migrate, so they're often spotted during the winter.

Two red-crowned cranes spread their wings in a snowstorm. You have likely seen these birds in Chinese and Japanese paintings and ceramics.

 

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The mountain bluebird's brilliant feathers evoke thoughts of spring. Their color is a particular shade of blue called cerulean. Mountain bluebirds live in western North America, preferring open habitats with perches or nest boxes.

The male bullfinch scarfs down a berry, bearing its orange breast.

A lone male cardinal sits among branches in the twilight.

A bluejay stands on top of a snowy bush. Bluejays are known as particularly noisy birds. They tend to live in areas with large trees, and they often visit feeders, so put one in your yard if you'd like to spot them!

 
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