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Red crested cardinal
Red head Grey body White belly
Common name:Cardinal Scientific name:Red-crested Cardinal Geographic area of origin:South America Common uses/hazards/importance: evaluation level of Least Concern Distinguishing features:Red head Date and method of arrival in Hawaii:1928, On ship Indigenous? No Endemic? no Invasive? no Other interesting historical, cultural, or ecological information:This bird prefers a dry Subtropical or Tropical Shrubland ecosystem, though it has been known to reside in heavily degraded former forests.