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Red-crested Cardinal

Red-crowned Crane
Red-cockaded Woodpecker

About the Red-crested Cardinal

Also known as: Brazilian Cardinal
The Red-crested Cardinal is a pretty bird found in south-central parts of South America, including portions of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. This species has been kept as a pet and wild populations from escaped birds are established in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Red-crested Cardinals are named for their flame red crests. The red extends down the bib of the bird; remaining plumage is dark grey and white.

Red-crested Cardinals feed on a varied diet. They consume fruit, berries, and seeds as well as insects. It feeds primarily on the ground.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 03 December 2016
Scientific Name Paroaria coronata
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Paroaria
  • P. coronata
Birdorable Family Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
7.5 inches
1.6 to 1.7 ounces
Range Caribbean South America Americas

International Names

  • Cardeal (Brazilian)
  • 冠蜡嘴鹀 (Chinese)
  • kardinál šedý (Czech)
  • Grå Kardinal (Danish)
  • Roodkuifkardinaal (Dutch)
  • liekkipääkardinaali (Finnish)
  • Paroare huppé (French)
  • Graukardinal (German)
  • Cardinale crestarossa (Italian)
  • コウカンチョウ [koukanchou] (Japanese)
  • Gråkardinal (Norwegian)
  • kardynalek czubaty (Polish)
  • Cardeal-do-sul (Portuguese)
  • Краснохохлая кардиналовая овсянка (Russian)
  • Cardenilla Crestada (Spanish)
  • rödtofsad kardinaltangara (Swedish)

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