The northern cardinal is a strikingly red bird found in much of North and Central America. This backyard bird is a popular attraction at many bird feeders and is the state bird of seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. Scientific Name: Cardinalis cardinalis, Family Cardinalidae Characteristics: This cardinal figurine is expertly sculpted and professionally hand-painted with lots of feathery detail. Size and Color: The cardinal figure is 5 inches long and just over 2 inches tall, around the size of an index card. Its body is red, and its face and eyes are black. The Cardinal is part of the Incredible CreaturesÂ® collection. All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA-free.