male; red head; black eye patch; orange iris (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Red-capped Cardinal
Paroaria gularis

Native Range: South America

Notes: a beautiful, sexually dimorphic species from the lowlands of northern South America; breeds throughout much of the year.

black back and upperparts; white underparts (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

frontal view; black throat with white below (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

female; rufous-brown head; white iris (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

frontal view of female (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

dorsal view of female (Zoo; 2008-10-21)