Paroaria coronata | red-crested cardinal


Other Names: brazillian cardinal

The red-crested cardinals are not actually related to cardinals, but are part of the tanager family instead. Regardless, their physical appearance is strikingly similar with their red head and crest while differing in their grey wings and white underbelly. This species is an introduced and well established resident in Hawaiʻi and has become a common sighting at mainly beach parks.