Order
Passeriformes
Family
Thraupidae
Genus
Paroaria
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Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (22)
Amanda Linn, Kevin J. Burns, and Casey H. Richart
Version: 1.0 — Published July 10, 2015

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Red-crested Cardinal gets its common name from its red head and prominent crest. Native to northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, Red-crested Cardinal has been introduced to various regions of the world including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Mainly a seed eater, Red-crested Cardinal generally searches for seeds and small arthropods on or near the ground. Red-crested Cardinal's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest.

Distribution of the Red-crested Cardinal
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  • Year-round
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  • Breeding
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Distribution of the Red-crested Cardinal

Recommended Citation

Linn, A., K. J. Burns, and C. H. Richart (2015). Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.reccar.01