Pope Cardinal

Paroaria dominicana

Pope Cardinal bird Pope Cardinal bird
The Pope Cardinal is also called the Red-cowled Cardinal. Despite its scientific name, it comes from north-eastern Brazil.
It is not related to the Northern Cardinal of North America but is a Tanager, as indicated by its white lower bill.
Pope Cardinal bird Pope Cardinal bird Pope Cardinal bird
It has a bright cardinal red head and throat, white front and dark grey and black back/wings.
Its relative the Red-crested Cardinal is similar but has a plainer back, lighter red head and high pointed crest. The Yellow-billed Cardinal has plain blackish wings/back. a black throat and yellow bill.
Pope Cardinal birds pair Pope Cardinal bird juvenile Pope Cardinal bird juvenile
Male and female have similar plumage Juveniles have brown heads
Pope Cardinal bird Pope Cardinal bird Pope Cardinal bird
      
Pope Cardinal bird Pope Cardinal bird Pope Cardinal bird

    Links:

Red-crested Cardinal
Red-crested Cardinal