Red-capped Cardinal

The adult Red-capped Cardinal is 16.5 cm long and weighs about 22 g .

The Red-capped Cardinal is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Red-capped Cardinal, Paroaria gularis, is a small South American bird. It belongs to Paroaria, a genus of red-headed cardinal-tanagers in the family Thraupidae, unlike the cardinals proper which are in the Cardinalidae. They were long believed to be closer to American sparrows and placed in the Emberizidae. More

Red-capped Cardinal - Paroaria gularis = Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail. First year: 1965 Extirpated year: Unknown Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present. Estimated Florida range: 1 county Not reported breeding Statewide trend: No current population Threats to natives: Species Account: Native to South America. More

Red-capped Cardinal in Tambopata (Photos © Jorge Mazzotti) All the pictures were taken in surrounding areas of Wasai Tambopata Lodge, Wasai Eco Lodge and Sandoval Lake in Tambopata area - October 2008 Red-capped Cardinal Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis) Red-capped Cardinal Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis) Red-capped Cardinal Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis) Red-capped Cardinal Red-capped Cardinal (juvenile) More

Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis) is a common species on the llanos of Venezuela. This bird was bathing in a shallow pool at Hato El Cedral, Apure, Venezuela, in April, 1992. The photo was taken with a Canon T-90 & Sigma 500mm F/4.5 lens with a 50mm extension tube. The camera and lens were mounted on a Bogen tripod. Kodachrome 200 film was used due to the low light conditions, but the image turned out fairly well even with this fairly grainy film. More

The red-capped cardinal feeds on insects, rice and fruit that it finds in its wetland habitat. Life History This bird builds a cup-shaped nest out of roots, twigs and leaves, in which the female lays two–three eggs. 2 - About Us | Privacy Statement | Volunteer | Zoo Careers | Partners | Press Room | Contact Us All Content © Lincoln Park Zoo. More

Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis = La Selva Lodge, Ecuador - Feb 25, 2004 More

Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis = Described by: Linnaeus (1766) Alternate common name(s): Black-eared Cardinal Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs La Selva Lodge, Ecuador - Feb 25, 2004 More

The Red-capped Cardinal feeds on insects, rice and fruit. It is usually found in conspicuous pairs or family groups. It is known to breed from June to September, and possibly earlier and/or later. The Red-capped Cardinal builds a shallow cup nest, some 9-10 cm wide and 7 cm high outside with a 7 cm wide by 4 cm deep cup, in a tree or some other secure spotA nest in the Cuyabeno Faunistic Reserve (Ecuador) was built in the roots of a Macrolobium sp. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Paroaria
Species : gularis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)