Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cardinal Grazing

Red-Crested Cardinal

A Red-Crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata) grazing in a park in Waikiki. These birds are quite showy and relatively common. They were introduced to Hawaii, like nearly every other bird I saw, this species around 1930.

Red-Crested Cardinal--2

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Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely bird!

Charlie said...

Well thankyou for the lovely comment!

Jud said...

It is a colorful creature. Where did they come from?

Bird of Paradise said...

In the movie RIO Pedro was a Red Creasted Cardninal