(Brazilian) Red-crested cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
Captured from a WONDERFUL MULTIMEDIA CD-ROM title,
"Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Nature",
Dorling Kindersley Multimedia, 1995
"MANY BIRDS communicate by making sounds, but only songbirds produce complex, musical songs. They use their songs to claim breeding territories and to attract mates. Songbirds belong to a group called perching birds. These birds have feet with three toes pointing forward and one pointing backward."
This South American bird is usually seen in pairs or small groups, feeding on a variety of seeds on the ground."
"BLUE BIRD OF PARADAISE
This songbird hangs upside down and fans out its feathers to attract a mate."
Dorling Kindersly Multimedia
(reviewed by Univ. of Texsas Library)
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