Cardinal-Finch is a passerine bird in the Icteridae family. Also known as Captain, do-re-mi, john-paint-the-swamp and soldier.
It has approximately 23 cm. Extremely sharp beak, wide wings and long tail. Black, head, chest, and scarlet pants. The young person has colored uniform soot.
Sound manifestations: Voice: "tjac", "TJAT-TJAT". The strong pious "uiit".
With the tips of his jaws, like a hammer Woodpecker, over soft vegetables, then "Space" and takes the food (fruit or pets).
Makes a closed nest with side entrance.
Marshes with deep water, tabuais and rushes, border canals and rivers with dense swamp vegetation. Fly with some difficulty.