Brazilian name: Cardeal-do-nordeste
The Red-cowled Cardinal is a Brazilian endemic found in semi-open scrub and caatinga woodland in north east Brazil.
Apart from its conspicuous red head and white underparts, note the mottled black and white on the back and the conspicuous white edging to the flight feathers. The lower mandible is white.
|The immature seen in the
third and fourth photos shows a rusty throat.
It is a popular species for the caged bird trade.
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