French: Paroare huppé German: Rotschopftangare Spanish: Cardenilla crestada
J. F. Miller
no locality = Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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).
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
Song sweet, melodious and slowly delivered, often a repetitive series of alternating notes before... read more
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
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
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
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