Male cardinals have red feathers because they eat yellow foods. An enzyme converts the yellow pigments in the seeds, leaves and fruit the birds eat into a red pigment that colors their feathers. In rare instances, the enzyme doesn't perform this function, and a male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) will have yellow feathers instead of red.
Cardinal Richelieu was a real person as well as a character in which novel?
A) "Death Comes for the Archbishop"
B) "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
C) "The Three Musketeers"
D) "War and Peace"
Previous answer: The U.S. flag with a 50th star, symbolizing Hawaii's statehood, was officially raised for the first time on July 4, 1960.
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