Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Amanda Linn, Kevin J. Burns, and Casey H. Richart

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.


© William V. Ward

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

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.