Step 6: Draw another triangle-like shape on the top of the head as a guide for the cardinal's crest.
Step 7: Draw two curved lines that connect the head to the body to form the cardinal's neck.
Step 8: Draw a long, thin arc on the lower left side of the bird's body as a guide for the cardinal's tail.
Step 9: Draw a couple of short lines under the body as guides for the cardinal's feet.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.