Paroaria capitata | yellow-billed cardinal

Introduced

Native to South America, the yellow-billed cardinal is easily seen with their bright red head and namesake yellow beak. They also have black upperparts, a partial white collar that nearly meets at back of neck, white underparts, black chin and throat, and brown-pink legs and feet. Females are more gray with a brown head. They are often seen feeding on seeds and insects. They were introduced in the 1960s but now can be seen across Hawaiʻi in parking lots, short grassy fields, and in shrubby areas.

Hotspots for yellow-billed cardinal

Keāhole Point

Open Ocean

LookoutParking

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park

Coastal Wetland

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Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest

HikingParking

Waiki‘i (off Old Saddle Road)

Pasture and grasslands

Driving

Pu‘u Huluhulu Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Trail

Wet forest

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Kaulana Manu Nature Trail (OPENING 2018)

Wet forest

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Kaūmana Trail

Wet forest

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Wailoa River State Park

Coastal Wetland

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Loko Waka Pond

Coastal Wetland

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