Red-crested Finch - Coryphospingus cucullatus

Length 5.3 in (13.5 cm)
Weight 0.4-0.6 oz (11-18 g)
Clutch Size 2-3
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Red-crested Finch or Red-pilated Finch is found mainly in central South America and can be found in parts of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Guianas. The sexes are sexually dimorphic. The male is mostly a dark red with a black crown with a red stripe. Eyes are dark brown with a white eye ring. Females are more light brown with a whitish throat and a crimson rump.

They forage on the ground for food and eat fruit and insects.

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