The cardinal is a representiave of a loved one who has passed. When you see one it means they are visiting you.They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.
"Red-Crested Cardinal" also known as "Brasilian Cardinal." Seen often in pairs, generally on lawns and in trees. It is a fairly aggressive species. It was introduced to Hawaii around 1930 from South America. It is now common in Oahu and Maui. It feeds on seeds, plant matter, insects and fruits.