Hi everyone, here's two more shots of the Red-cowled Cardinal. I have another one in my PF but these are recent one's, different angle's and location and feel the colors are more exact due to better lighting. Not a purist's shot but these are a personal favourite of mine and it's unlikely that you will see one in the wild. I hope some of you may like them.
Many thanks for the votes and comments on my 'Blue Morpho', I do appreciate your continued support so much,
f/11 1/60 sec ISO 200 H/Held @375 mm
INFO: Their cherry-red heads are so bursting with colour that some has escaped and spilled down over the snowy-white underparts, a complex pattern of grey and jet-black feathers decorate the mantle, and the black flight feathers are fringed with a brilliant white. Note also that the bill is distinctively bi-coloured - a dark grey upper mandible and an ivory-white lower. They are a Brazilian endemic that - in a country where small finches with exquisite voices are bought and sold for thousands of dollars.