French: Cardinal érythromèle German: Schwarzkopfkardinal Spanish: Picogrueso rojinegro
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
Cayenne, French Guiana.
20·5 cm; one male 48 g. Male has entire head, chin and throat black; red nape collar separating black of head from deep reddish of upperparts; wing-feathers blackish-brown... read more
Song an exceptionally sweet series of halting phrases that slide up and down, given slowly with... read more
Mature lowland humid forest, terra firme, also seasonally flooded forest; sea-level to... read more
Food and feeding
Little published information; stomach contents of one specimen described as arthropods, of another insects 40% and seeds 60%. In pairs and... read more
Apparently sedentary; ranges widely within its territory.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Almost always rare and at low density and in small numbers throughout its range. Rare in French Guiana. Not recorded in Suriname until 1972, although... read more
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