Masked Cardinal Paroaria nigrogenis



This species of Paroaria breed in Venezuela between the months of June-November but breed in Trinidad throughout Septermper (Jaramillo 2011). They are known to produce 2 eggs that are pale cream with olive-brown markings. The nests of this species is shaped to be a shallow cup that is made with fine stems and pieces of bark. The same materials, together with spider webs, line the outside of the nest (ffrench 1991). Their nests are known to be parasitized by Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) (ffrench 1991, Jaramillo 2011). There is no information on incubation and nestling periods.

Recommended Citation

Masked Cardinal (Paroaria nigrogenis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: