The red-capped cardinal gets its name from its striking red head, which sits atop a white body with black wings and a black throat.
This songbird species can be found throughout north and central South America.
The red-capped cardinal favors mangrove swamps and other wet, open areas.
The red-capped cardinal feeds on insects, rice and fruit that it finds in its wetland habitat.
This bird builds a cup-shaped nest out of roots, twigs and leaves, in which the female lays two-three eggs.