Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis


Red-capped Cardinal is the most widely distributed of the genus Paroaria, being widespread in the tropical lowlands east of the Andes. Due to the general lack of geographical overlap with congeners, this is a distinctive species: the head and chin are crimson-colored, with glossy blue black upperparts, a black bib, white underparts, and a largely black bill. Red-capped Cardinal is most commonly encountered low near the water along rivers and oxbow lakes, and usually is observed singly or in pairs, which frequently perch on branches in the water.

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Song (Red-capped)

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  • Migration
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Recommended Citation

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