Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
Red-crested Cardinal, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
August 2004

The Red-crested Cardinal is distributed in Bolivia, Paraguay, southern and south-western Brazil, Uruguay and northern and central Argentina. It is found in semi-open areas with scattered shrubs or trees and is frequently seen near water.

It has a scarlet head, crest and long, pointed bib, a whitish bill, grey upperparts with black on the wings and tail, and white underparts.
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