Nonnatives - Red-capped Cardinal

Red-capped Cardinal - Paroaria gularis


Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1965

Extirpated year: Unknown

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to South America. About 15 were seen on Key Biscayne in 1965, but there have been no other reports.

Habitats: Central or core urban area

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1965   Not reported breeding  


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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