In Florida all songbirds are protected. The male cardinal is an all red bird with a pointed crest and a black patch at the base of its heavy triangular red bill. The female is a buff brown with some red on its wings and tail.
The male red winged blackbird boasts red epaulets on its wings, which are most conspicuous in spring display. The female is brownish; identified by the sharp pointed bill. They are very gregarious, traveling and roosting in large flocks.
The purple gallinule is fully protected with no hunting season. It is slightly smaller than the common moorhen, with a purplish body, red bill and blue forehead.
Source: FWC Hunter Education Program