French: Cardinal flavert German: Gelbbauchkardinal Spanish: Picogrueso verdiamarillo
Canada; error = Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. simulans
Nelson, 1912 – Cerro Pirre (E Darién), in E Panama.
C. c. canadensis
(Linnaeus, 1766) – SE Colombia (Vaupés), S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar, Delta Amacuro), the Guianas and N Brazil (E Amazonas and N Pará E to N Piauí).
C. c. frontalis
(Hellmayr, 1905) – NE Brazil (Paraíba, Pernambuco and Alagoas).
C. c. brasiliensis
Cabanis, 1851 – EC Brazil (E Bahia, E Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro).
17–18·5 cm; 31–36 g; 15 cm (simulans). Nominate race has top of head and entire upperparts, including rectrices and remiges, yellowish-green, remiges with yellow... read more
Noisy. Song, given at dawn, a lively, continuous, monotonous “chap chap cheeweep”. Calls from... read more
Lowland humid forest and forest borders, especially in areas of high rainfall; sea-level to 1000 m... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mixed animal and vegetable; in Suriname, stomach contents included beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea) and their oothecae,... read more
Young being fed at nest in late Mar and late Nov in French Guiana, nest in Jan in Brazil (near Manaus), and pair building nest in Feb in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in suitable habitat in much of range. Race simulans has very restricted geographical distribution in Darién, in E Panama; was... read more
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