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