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 Male and female have similar plumage
Pope Cardinal bird juvenile
Pope Cardinal bird juvenile
Juveniles have brown heads
Pope Cardinal bird
Pope Cardinal bird
Pope Cardinal bird
Pope Cardinal bird
Pope Cardinal bird
Pope Cardinal bird