Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)


Taxonomy

French: Paroare huppé German: Rotschopftangare Spanish: Cardenilla crestada
Taxonomy:

Loxia coronata

J. F. Miller

, 1776,

no locality = Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

.

Apparently closely related to P. dominicana. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Bolivia (Santa Cruz, locally also S Beni), S & SE Brazil (SW Mato Grosso, W Mato Grosso do Sul and S Rio Grande do Sul), W & C Paraguay, N Argentina (S to C La Pampa and C Buenos Aires) and Uruguay. Introduced to Hawaiian Is and SE Brazil (mainly São Paulo).

Descriptive notes

19 cm; 29·5–44 g. A medium-sized passerine with striking red or reddish head and long erectile crest (can be raised to look shaggy, or flattened to look more... read more

Voice

Song sweet, melodious and slowly delivered, often a repetitive series of alternating notes before... read more

Habitat

Varied semi-open habitats, from forest edge to scrub-forest, chaco woodlands, espinal... read more

Food and feeding

Takes variety of foods, from seeds and berries to insects, also young shoots, and fruit fallen on ground. Forages usually on ground, also... read more

Breeding

Season Sept–Mar. Nest cup-shaped, made from fibres and fine stems, lined with rootlets and hair, placed 1·9–5 m from... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to abundant; often the most common and conspicuous species in the local avifauna. Has large range and is under no immediate... read more

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. (2017). Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/62099 on 21 November 2017).