Not a true species of cardinal but a species of tanager (Thraupidae) that is occurs in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Yellow cardinals typically inhabit dry savanna, tropical or temperate shrubland, and grasslands. Like other tanagers G. cristata feeds mainly on grains and seeds but is known to feed on small invertebrates and fruit as well. Yellow cardinals are mainly solitary but are known to form pairs and even large flocks. Male yellow cardinals are extremely territorial and will attempt to drive out any other male that enters his territory.
Currently Gubernatrix cristata is listed as endangered and faces threats mainly from trapping for the pet trade and habitat loss.
…a species of “Cardinal-tanager” (Paroaria spp.) which is known to occur in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and northern Argentina. It has also been introduced to the island of Hawai’i. Yellow-billed cardinals typically inhabit and breed in moist shrubland and other densely wooded areas. P. capitata is fairly similar in appearance to the similar P. coronata but lacks the distinct crest that P. coronata possesses.
“…I was only just thinking of those chalk drawings we used to do on the paving stones. Yours were so wonderful. Remember when you made each one a different animal?”
“Yeah. Pigs and cats and things,” says Peeta. (Mockingjay, p. 189)
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There was nothing six-year-old Katniss Everdeen liked better than going out into the woods with her dad.
Every Sunday morning Katniss woke up at the crack of dawn. Her father’s warm hands tenderly brushed the hair away from her face as she lay in bed, welcoming her back from the land of dreams.
Dashiell Everdeen smiled as his daughter stretched lazily between the sheets, and hummed softly as he carried her into his room, where she changed into her hunting clothes without waking her baby sister.
Cold, crisp air, thick with dew, kissed Katniss’s cheeks when she stepped out onto the unlit street.