Brazilian CardinalThe 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.License the digital imagePURCHASE PRINT FROM FINE ART AMERICAThis image is copyright and may not be used without specific authorization. Permission is explicitly denied for Pinterest.