Nonnatives - Red-crested Cardinal

Red-crested Cardinal - Paroaria coronata


Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 6 counties  At least 10 years, 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Expanding

Threats to natives: Unknown threat to natives.

Species Account: Ranges from Bolivia to Argentina. It is a common captive species in Florida, and escapees tend to survive well and breed successfully (Florida BBA).

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1983   Not reported breeding  
Broward 1981   At least 10 years  
Dade 1981   At least 10 years (Florida BBA 1986-91)
Escambia 1983   At least 10 years  
Jackson 1983   At least 10 years  
Orange 1981   At least 10 years  
Sarasota 1960   At least 10 years  


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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