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Masked cardinal

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Aves
Family  Thraupidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Paroaria
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Similar  Nightingale Island finch, Vilcabamba brush finch, Short‑tailed finch, Dusky‑headed brush finch, Black‑headed brush finch

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The masked cardinal (Paroaria nigrogenis) is a bird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It was formerly placed in the Emberizidae and is not very closely related to the cardinals proper (Cardinalidae).

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It is found in Trinidad, far north-eastern Colombia and northern Venezuela. It was previously considered conspecific with the red-capped cardinal, from which it differs by the black ear-coverts and the red (not black) lower throat and upper chest. Additionally, its lower mandible is typically whitish, but this is not entirely consistent, as it occasionally is pale flesh-coloured. This distinctive taxon as a distinct species, as suggested by the lack of hybridization with P. g. gularis in the limited area of overlap in southern Venezuela. The common name masked cardinal was suggested.

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References

Masked cardinal Wikipedia


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