DE: Sumpfastrild, NL: Moerasastrilde, FR: Astrild à poitrine fauve, ES: Astrild Pecho Abanico,
IT: Astrilde pettocastano, PT: Bico-de-lacre-cabeça-cinzenta, DK: Sumpfastrild,
SW: Sumpastrild, NO: Sumpastrild, FI: Luhtavahanokka, PL: Astryld bagienny,
CZ: Astrild bahenní, HU: Mocsári asztrild
Estrilda paludicola paludicola
Estrilda p. marwhitezi
Estrilda p. ochrogaster
Estrilda p. roseicrissa
Estrilda p. ruthae
Origin: Ethiopia, Congo, D. R. Congo (Zaïre), Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia
Length: 8 cm
Food: Seeds of grass and weeds, and smaller quantities of little insects form their natural food.
In the wild, the birds live in small groups or in pairs, often together with other estrilda. They are easy to keep in captivity. Several pairs may very well be housed together in an aviary. It sometimes happens that they start chasing each other at the approach of the breeding season, in which case you will be well advised to put the couples apart.