Yellow-billed cardinal

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Yellow-billed cardinal
Yellow-billed cardinal (Paroaria capitata).JPG
Adult in the Pantanal, Brazil
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Juvenile in the Pantanal, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Paroaria
P. capitata
Binomial name
Paroaria capitata
Paroaria capitata map.svg

The yellow-billed cardinal (Paroaria capitata) is a bird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It is not very closely related to the cardinals proper (Cardinalidae).

It occurs in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, and northern Argentina and has been introduced on the island of Hawai'i. It breeds in moist shrubland. The yellow-billed cardinal could be easily confused with the red-crested cardinal. The yellow-billed cardinal does not have a crest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Paroaria capitata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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