My daddy's Big World Report from Hawaii also included this birdie he saw on a hike up to Diamond Head volcanic park. It is called a Brazilian Cardinal, and what a beautiful birdie this is! This bird is common to Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and other South American countries. It was introduced to Hawaii in about 1928.
Both the male and female birds of this species look alike with a gorgeous red head, unlike the Northern Cardinal where only the male has the pretty red color. I like these birdies, but I think they must have fallen headfirst into a vat of red paint!
The second item of interest from my daddy's report, was this Duck Tour Bus. Ducks must be super special in Hawaii if they get to have their own tour bus! I think I would look really cute sitting in the front seat of this bus with my new Hawaiian Duck friends! What do you think?