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Red-Capped Cardinal Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Paroaria gularis
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Passeriformes
  • Range

    This songbird species can be found throughout north and central South America.

  • Habitat

    The red-capped cardinal favors mangrove swamps and other wet, open areas.

  • Niche

    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.

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