Birds of the World – Vermilion Cardinal

Vermilion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus) ©WikiC

Vermilion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus) ©WikiC

Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress? (Isaiah 63:2 NKJV)

The Cardinalis genus of the Cardinalidae – Grosbeaks, Saltators & Allies Family includes three species. Oswaldtanager of YouTube caught a great video of the Vermilion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus) and I wanted to share it. These are only found in  Colombia and Venezuela.



Here in the United States, we get to see the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Cardinal by Aestheticphotos

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) by Aestheticphotos

and the Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus). These are the other two genus members.

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) ©WikiC

Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) ©WikiC

These are robust, seed-eating birds with strong bills. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinctive appearances; the family is named for the red plumage (colored cardinal like the color of a Catholic cardinal’s vestments) of males of the type species, the Northern Cardinal.

The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds found in North and South America. The South American cardinals in the genus Paroaria are placed in another family, the Emberizidae.

Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata) by DavesBP – Video
Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)– Video 
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis) by DavesBP-Video by Keith
Masked Cardinal (Paroaria nigrogenis)
Crimson-fronted Cardinal (Paroaria baeri)
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata) – Video

And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. (Matthew 27:28 NKJV)


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