Paroaria capitata | yellow-billed cardinal


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.