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Norman the Northern Cardinal
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Introducing Norman the Northern Cardinal

An addition to the LEGO Bird Project on CUUSOO.

The northern cardinal is so well loved that it has been named the official bird of no fewer than seven U.S. states. Bright red cardinals are easily identified by even casual bird watchers, and are often seen frequenting backyards and bird feeders. When foraging elsewhere the birds eat insects, seeds, grain, fruit, and sap.

Cardinals, also called "redbirds," do not migrate and have traditionally been more common in warmer climes such as the U.S. southeast. However, in recent decades they have expanded their common range north through the United States and even into Canada. This population growth may be due to an increase in winter birdfeeders and to the bird's ability to adapt to parks and suburban human habitats.

Only males sport the brilliant red plumage for which their species is known. The color is a key to mating success—the brighter the better. Females are an attractive tan/gray.

Cardinals are active songbirds and sing a variety of different melodies.

Males can be aggressive when defending their territory, and they frequently attack other males who intrude. This tendency sometimes leads cardinals to fly into glass windows, when they charge an "intruding bird" that is really their own reflection.

Cardinals are fairly social and join in flocks that may even include birds of other species. During mating season, however, groups dissolve into pairs. Male birds feed their monogamous partners as they incubate clutches of eggs—typically three per season.



















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 I like it 
  August 30, 2012
Another brilliant creation. Nicely formed.
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  August 27, 2012
What a great bird!5/5 as always :)
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  August 27, 2012
It is like a smile.
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  August 27, 2012
Amazing!
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  August 24, 2012
He's perfect!
DeTomaso Pantera
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Chris Melby
  August 23, 2012
Look'n good TOM! Z
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  August 23, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  August 23, 2012
Spot on!
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  August 23, 2012
I see these buggers flying around all the time. You can't miss them, they're too red. =)
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  August 23, 2012
Nice addition! You captured the shape of it very well, as always! :)
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  August 23, 2012
Nice. Very nice! I like it, but the Toucan's still my favorite. :)
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  August 22, 2012
It looks so lifelike!
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  August 22, 2012
Well, hello Norman. Nice to meet you.
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  August 22, 2012
This is superb. It's instantly recognizable, as are all your other birds, but this one stands out to me more; I'm not sure why, though. Anyway it's a really great MOC. I think the only part that I don't really like are the legs - I'm just not a fan of them. Maybe it's just me. 5/5 -LB Jr.
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  August 22, 2012
Another beauty! Great work mate!
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  August 22, 2012
Nice! Had a nest near our front porch this summer with two eggs. They grew up pretty quickly, a male and female. Excellent job on this one, Dude!
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  August 22, 2012
Ive been waiting for you to do one of these! i love him!
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  August 22, 2012
This just might be your best bird yet! Beautifully shaped, especially the head area.
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  August 22, 2012
Another lovely bird! The legs are awesome (is this a new technique?), and I didn't know that red and dark red really go well together like this. I like the beak, too.
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  August 22, 2012
I.... I.... I think I might cry... Cardinals are my favorite birds. This is beautiful. The shaping is wonderful. I have recently seen a young male cardinal has inhabited my backyard with his mate. I have yet to find the nest, but I know it's there. I have spent many an hour watching him search the yard for whatever it is he feels the need to possess. This looks so much a kin to him it almost hurts. If I weren't searching on MOCpages I'd have sworn it was him! XD well done Tom! Very well done indeed. Another birdie to the ever growing list :D
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  August 22, 2012
spot on!
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  August 22, 2012
These just keep getting better. I love the angles, and the half-plate open beak is brilliant.
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  August 22, 2012
This is fantastic! I love the combination of red and dark red, never would have thought to do it that way, but it looks great, very realistic.
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  August 22, 2012
Beautiful, as usual. What is great is that you keep an incredible level of building with each bird.
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  August 22, 2012
I love this one. Ha I love them all :P. The beak is so good and the colour is stunning. Great legs too.
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  August 22, 2012
Fanatastic job Tom ! Now , I do have one question ... Do you keep all of your birds or all they all back into a million pieces ? :)
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  August 22, 2012
Awesome as always. We see these all the time here in Florida. :)
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  August 22, 2012
great job!
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  August 22, 2012
Yay! Another bird! I might attempt something like this. Probably not birds, but anyway, I like it. Ummm. Yeah. 5 smileys.
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  August 22, 2012
Quoting Little Bricker of Brickington Awesome! Cardinals are very pretty birds. We see some here in Kentucky.
You're very lucky to see these for real, I've never had the pleasure.
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  August 22, 2012
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Very nice, I love the head :)
Thanks Starscream!
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  August 22, 2012
Quoting Alex B I think He's Great! My Grandmas favourite bird is the cardinal! He Just looks wonderful! Definitely going to support this!
Thanks Alex, I think it's a favourite bird for a lot of people, what's not to like about it? ;-)
 I like it 
  August 22, 2012
Very nice work, I especially like the sculpting you did on the chest.
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  August 22, 2012
Absolutely fantastic! I love his head! Brilliant! How do you get cheese slopes on the belly and back?
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  August 22, 2012
Beautiful Work!
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  August 22, 2012
Awesome! Cardinals are very pretty birds. We see some here in Kentucky. Can you check this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/338161
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  August 22, 2012
Very nice, I love the head :)
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  August 22, 2012
I think He's Great! My Grandmas favourite bird is the cardinal! He Just looks wonderful! Definitely going to support this!
 
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