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Red-Crested Cardinal
(Paroaria coronata)

Also known as the Brazilian Cardinal, it was introduced around 1930 from South America. It feeds on seeds, plant matter, insects and fruit.

Look for this bird traveling in family groups. If you see a bird with a brown crest and black bill, it's a juvenile. Observe the unique interaction of the juvenile with the parents. Often, the juveniles will wait for the adult to pick up the food and give it to them, even though they are the same size!

Where to find on campus: St. John courtyard has several nests and juveniles are usually seen in the median in front of the building.

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