Monday, January 9, 2012

Yellow-billed Cardinal

It’s time to start introducing you to some of the birds found on the Island of Hawaii. This is the Yellow-billed Cardinal. These are rather social birds and only found on Hawaii, also know as the Big Island.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The Yellow-billed Cardinal was introduced to Hawaii around 1930.  It is a native of South America, namely Brazil, Paraguay and Northern Argentina.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

They have done well in captivity, thus native populations have been put under pressure. We found them to be rather laid-back and pleasant.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

You’ll be seeing more of these on SMU shortly.

3 comments:

Eve said...

Wow! What wonderful birds Steve!

Carol Mattingly said...

They are so gorgeous. They remind me of the flag, red white and blue. Carol

Judy said...

What a pretty bird!

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