From DR. BOLI’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MISINFORMATION,

Second Series.

cardinal-grosbeak

 

Cardinalis cardinalis, by John James Audubon: 1, male; 2, female.

 

Cardinal Grosbeak (Cardinalis cardinalis). Technically, the name Cardinal or Cardinal Grosbeak applies only to the male of the species. The female bird is an Ordinal Grosbeak.