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Sunday, December 17, 2017

RED-CRESTED CARDINALS,, KAPIOLANI PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII, 11/12/2017

   We can ID the bird in the first photo as an adult Red-crested Cardinal by its red head, crest, face, chin and upper breast; grey upperparts and white underparts.  The bird in the last two photos is a juvenile Red-crested Cardinal that is starting to molt into an adult.
   In spite of it name the Red-crested Cardinal is not closely related to Cardinals, it is actually in the tanager family. 
   The Red-crested Cardinal is a new species to our Photographic Life List,  which now stands at 766.