Reciprocity sumi-e painting by Patricia Larkin Green
Title: Reciprocity: Reciprocity; pair of cardinals mating in the springtime Cardinals are the
State of Illinois, USA State Bird. They raise their brood together and both
male and female are songbirds. The male is a crimson red, the female a
downy brown. The male feeds the young while the female builds the nest
for the next brood of fledglings.