Red-cowled cardinal

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The red-cowled cardinal (Paroaria dominicana) is a bird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It is not very closely related to the cardinals proper (Cardinalidae).

Red-cowled cardinal
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Paroaria
P. dominicana
Binomial name
Paroaria dominicana

Loxia dominicana Linnaeus, 1758

It is endemic to Brazil. It occurs in a wide range of dry to semi-humid open to semi-open habitats in north-eastern Brazil, especially the Caatinga region. It has been introduced (probably by means of escaped caged individuals) to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, being locally common even in urban areas.[2]

Skull of a red-cowled cardinal

References Edit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Paroaria dominicana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22721587A94716337. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22721587A94716337.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ José Felipe Monteiro Pereira, Aves e Pássaros Comuns do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Technical Books, 2008, ISBN 978-85-61368-00-5 , pg.138.

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