Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897-1966)
Fungi Parasolpilz / screen from below. 1920/1950
Northern Cardinal ~ Rotkardinal ~ Cardinalis cardinalis
This bird was singing and posing nicely between thorns at Sabino Canyon near Tucson in Arizona, a recommended birding spot.
2014 © Jesse Alveo
@ iamwhatonearth: Generally they do, but this guy was a little excited and courtship dancing plus I think horizontally these thorns must be even more OUCH. ;-)