DE: Olivastrild, NL: Groene tijgerastrilde (Groene tijgervink), FR: Bengali vert, ES: Bengali verde,
IT: Bengalino verde, PT: Bico de lacre verde, DK: Olivengrøn Astrild, SW: Grön tigerfink,
NO: Gitterastrild, FI: Vihertiikeripeippo, PL: Bengalik oliwkowy, CZ: Tygrícek olivový,
HU: Olajzöld asztrild, TR: Yeşil çilek ispinozu
Length: 10-11 cm
Feed: Grass- and reed seeds (sedge) are eaten from the ground
This bird is very rare. You will find them hardly in captivity. Generally speaking these birds are agile creatures, constantly moving about. When they sense trouble, they immediately take cover in a bush or reed growths. In the wild they mostly live in small, or sometimes fairly large, groups.