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Cardinal (bird)

Cardinalidae

Northern Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Cardinalidae
Genera
Cardinalis
Caryothraustes
Cyanocompsa
Guiraca
Parkerthraustes
Passerina
Periporphyrus
Pheucticus
Rhodothraupis
Saltator[?]
Spiza

The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds living in North and South America.

These are robust seedeating birds, with strong bills. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinct plumages.

Species list

Family: Cardinalidae

  • Genus Periporphyrus
    • Red-and-black Grosbeak, Periporphyrus erythromelas
  • Genus Saltator , the saltators[?]
    • Lesser Antillean Saltator, Saltator albicollis
    • Streaked Saltator, Saltator striatipectus
    • Grayish Saltator, Saltator coerulescens
    • Buff-throated Saltator, Saltator maximus
    • Black-headed Saltator, Saltator atriceps
    • Slate-colored Grosbeak, Saltator grossus
    • Black-throated Grosbeak, Saltator fuliginosus
    • Black-winged Saltator, Saltator atripennis
    • Green-winged Saltator, Saltator similis
    • Orinocan Saltator, Saltator orenocensis
    • Black-cowled Saltator, Saltator nigriceps
    • Golden-billed Saltator, Saltator aurantiirostris
    • Thick-billed Saltator, Saltator maxillosus
    • Masked Saltator, Saltator cinctus
    • Black-throated Saltator, Saltator atricollis
    • Rufous-bellied Saltator, Saltator rufiventris
  • Genus Caryothraustes
    • Black-faced Grosbeak, Caryothraustes poliogaster
    • Yellow-green Grosbeak, Caryothraustes canadensis
  • Genus Parkerthraustes
    • Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak, Parkerthraustes humeralis
  • Genus Rhodothraustes
    • Crimson-collared Grosbeak, Rhodothraupis celaeno
  • Genus Cardinalis
  • Genus Pheucticus
    • Yellow Grosbeak, Pheucticus chrysopeplus
    • Golden-bellied Grosbeak, Pheucticus chrysogaster
    • Black-thighed Grosbeak, Pheucticus tibialis
    • Black-backed Grosbeak, Pheucticus aureoventris
    • Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
    • Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus
  • Genus Cyanocompsa
    • Ultramarine Grosbeak, Cyanocompsa brissonii
    • Blue Bunting, Cyanocompsa parellina
    • Blue-black Grosbeak, Cyanocompsa cyanoides
  • Genus Cyanoloxia
    • Glaucous-blue Grosbeak, Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea
  • Genus Guiraca
    • Blue Grosbeak, Guiraca caerulea
  • Genus Passerina
    • Lazuli Bunting, Passerina amoena
    • Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea
    • Varied Bunting, Passerina versicolor
    • Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris
    • Rose-bellied Bunting, Passerina rositae
    • Orange-breasted Bunting, Passerina leclancherii
  • Genus Porphyrospiza
    • Yellow-billed Blue Finch, Porphyrospiza caerulescens
  • Genus Spiza
    • Dickcissel Spiza americana



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