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.


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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