Red-Crested Cardinal

Paroaria coronate

The red-crested Cardinal’s head, throat and breast are an amazing scarlet colour. It feeds on the ground for seeds, plant matter, insects, and fruit. Often found in pairs or small family groups. Also known as the Brazilian Cardinal.

Nesting: 2-5 eggs are laid and are incubated for 12-13 days before the chicks leave the nests (fledging).

Distribution: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, United States  and Uruguay.

Habitat: Living in semi-open areas with shrubs and trees, parks, lawns, and dry forests. Native to South America. Introduced to the Hawaiian Islands around 1930.

Diet: Seeds, fruits and insects.

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