Brazilian Cardinal

The Brazilian, or Red Crested Cardinal (paroaria coronata) is often bred in captivity, although they prefer planted aviaries. They require a well-balanced diet of various fruits, seeds and live insects. The female does most of the work of building the nest, incubating the eggs, and rearing the young. They typically lay 2 to 5 eggs, that hatch within 12 or 13 days.

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