Cardinalidae – Grosbeaks, Saltators & Allies

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) by Quy Tran

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) by Quy Tran

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CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Cardinalidae – Grosbeaks, Saltators & Allies


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Species (53)

Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata) by Raymond Barlow
Tooth-billed Tanager (Piranga lutea) Video IBC
____ (Piranga lutea lutea) IBC
____ (Piranga lutea faceta) IBC
Red Tanager (Piranga flava) IBC
____ (Piranga flava flava) IBC
____ (Piranga flava saira) Video IBC
Hepatic Tanager (Piranga hepatica) by S Slayton
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) male by Kent Nickell
____ (Piranga rubra cooperi) Video IBC
____ (Piranga rubra rubra) Video IBC
Rose-throated Tanager (Piranga roseogularis) Video IBC Photo
____ (Piranga roseogularis tincta) Video IBC
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) by Kent Nickell
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) by Kent Nickell
White-winged Tanager (Piranga leucoptera) by Raymond Barlow
____ (Piranga leucoptera venezuelae) Video by Keith Blomerley
Red-headed Tanager (Piranga erythrocephala) ©WikiC
Red-hooded Tanager (Piranga rubriceps) ©Flickr Ron Knight
Red-crowned Ant Tanager (Habia rubica) by Dario Sanches
____ (Habia rubica vinacea) Video IBC
____ (Habia rubica rubra) Video IBC
____ (Habia rubica rubica) Video IBC
Red-throated Ant Tanager (Habia fuscicauda) by Michael Woodruff
____ (Habia fuscicauda insularis) ©BirdPhotos – Photo IBC
Black-cheeked Ant Tanager (Habia atrimaxillaris) IBC
Sooty Ant Tanager (Habia gutturalis) ©Flickr Juan Bonnett
Crested Ant Tanager (Habia cristata) Female ©
Carmiol’s Tanager (Chlorothraupis carmioli) Flickr – Video IBC
____ (Chlorothraupis carmioli carmioli) – Video IBC
Olive Tanager (Chlorothraupis frenata) by Michael Woodruff
Lemon-spectacled Tanager (Chlorothraupis olivacea) IBC – Drawing
Ochre-breasted Tanager (Chlorothraupis stolzmanni) by Michael Woodruff
____ (Chlorothraupis stolzmanni stolzmanni) IBC
Yellow Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysopeplus) ©WikiC
Black-thighed Grosbeak (Pheucticus tibialis) ©WikiC
Golden Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysogaster) by Ian
Black-backed Grosbeak (Pheucticus aureoventris) ©WikiC
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) by Rob Fry
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) by DavesBP
Red-breasted Chat (Granatellus venustus) ©WikiC
Grey-throated Chat (Granatellus sallaei) Drawing ©WikiC
Rose-breasted Chat (Granatellus pelzelni) Drawing ©WikiC
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) by Matt Wagner
Vermilion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus) ©WikiC – Video Below
Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) by DavesBP – ©WikiC
Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster) by Kent N
Yellow-green Grosbeak (Caryothraustes canadensis) IBC
Crimson-collared Grosbeak (Rhodothraupis celaeno) IBC Video
Red-and-black Grosbeak (Periporphyrus erythromelas) IBC
Cabanis’s Seedeater (Amaurospiza concolor) IBC
Ecuadorian Seedeater (Amaurospiza aequatorialis)
Blackish-blue Seedeater (Amaurospiza moesta) IBC
Carrizal Seedeater (Amaurospiza carrizalensis)
Dickcissel (Spiza americana) by Kent Nickell
Glaucous-blue Grosbeak (Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea) by Dario Sanches
Blue-black Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa cyanoides) by Kent N
Rothschild’s Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa rothschildii)
Ultramarine Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa brissonii) Male – Female ©WikiC
Blue Bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina) ©WikiC
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) by Kent N
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) by DavesBP
Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) by DavesBP
Varied Bunting (Passerina versicolor) ©WikiC
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) by Neal Addy – Article
Rose-bellied Bunting (Passerina rositae) ©WikiC
Orange-breasted Bunting (Passerina leclancherii)  – Close-up ©WikiC

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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:

Dave’s BirdingPix
Kent Nickell
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Matt Wagner Photography
Neal Addy Galleries
Quy Tran Galleries
Reinier’s Wildstock Photos Gallery

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Cardinals, which make up the family Cardinalidae, are passerine birds found in North and South America. They are also known as cardinal-grosbeaks and cardinal-buntings. The South American cardinals in the genus Paroaria are placed in another family, the Thraupidae (previously placed in Emberizidae).

These are robust, seed-eating birds with strong bills. The family ranges in size from the 12-cm (4.7 inches), 11.5-gram (.40 oz) Orange-breasted Bunting to the 25-cm (9.8 inches), 85-gram (2.99 oz) Black-headed Saltator[verification needed]. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinctive appearances. The Northern Cardinal type species was named by colonists for the male’s red crest, reminiscent of a Catholic cardinal’s mitre. (Wikipedia)

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