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Yellow-billed cardinal

Paroaria capitata


Striking red-capped, red-eyed bird. A fine example of color-blocking in nature, if you ask me.


This bird was spotted hopping around in Keokea Beach Park.


The last picture is of a different individual, seen on a different day. Paroaria capitata is native to Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, and northern Argentina and was therefore introduced to Hawaii.

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Tukup 2 years ago

Cool Mauna. Very similar to the Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata) found in South America, without the crest of course. Striking colors. Good catch.

Tukup 2 years ago

When I am at the mission station we have internet, providing the river isn't too high or too low. We have electricity from a hydro plant on the river. The road made it's way into the village where the mission station is a couple years ago (a mixed blessing) and the internet followed shortly after.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Thank you, Tukup. It’s cool that you’re seeing this in Ecuador. I didn’t know it could be found there!

Tukup 2 years ago

Wow, Mauna. Beautiful shot. I see it is south and east of our area in Ecuador.

mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Dec 12, 2018
Submitted on Dec 22, 2018

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