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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Emberizidae
Genus:Paroaria
Genus species:Paroaria gularis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:16.5-18 cm
Identification:Red-capped cardinals have a black bill with the base of the mandible a yellowish flesh color. The head and chin are crimson red with a black smudge around the eye. The upperparts are glossy blue black and the underparts are white. The immature red-capped cardinals have a brown head, chin, and upperparts and white underparts.
Habitat:Open forest, gallery forest, second growth, marshes, scrubs, and near water up to 300 meters
Diet:Omnivore: insects, seeds, berries
Reproduction:Three to four broods can be produced per year. The average number of chicks per brood is three but can be as many as five. Clutches produced later in the year usually only have two chicks. Incubation takes 12-13 days. The chicks leave the nest at 9-10 days.
Red-capped cardinals are found in pairs or small groups.
Behavior:Red-capped cardinals do not migrate.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:There is nothing in the range of the red-capped cardinal that resembles it.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern South America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Black-throated cardinal
perching birds
Red-capped cardinal
Cardinals (Birds)
Emberizidae
Finches
Sparrows
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata