Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
Red-crested Cardinal, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

The Red-crested Cardinal is distributed in Bolivia, Paraguay, southern and south-western Brazil, Uruguay and northern and central Argentina. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found in semi-open areas with scattered shrubs or trees and is frequently seen near water.

Red-crested Cardinal, Lagoa do Peixe, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, October 2022 - click for larger image It has a scarlet head, crest and long, pointed bib, a whitish bill, grey upperparts with black on the wings and tail, and white underparts.

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