- Bowen, John T.
- Portrait (taller)
- University of Pittsburgh Library System, the Internet Archive
- Drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock.
Original artist not mentioned. Maybe John Cassin himself?
- Illustrations of the birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
- Cassin, John
- Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1862
- Open Library:
- View record
A male and a female desert cardinal are sitting on the branch of a deciduous tree, the male facing the viewer, the female seen from the side.
The desert cardinal (Cardinalis sinuatus), also known as Pyrrhuloxia and referred to as Texan cardinal bird by the author, is a passerine bird in the family Cardinalidae native to North America.
Keywords: 1860s, 19th century, bird, Cardinalidae, color, North America, passerine, reference book