DE: Grüner Tropfenastrild, NL: Groene druppelastrilde, FR: Sénégali vert,
ES: Pinzón Dos Puntos de Lomo Verde, IT: Mandingo bimaculato,
PT: Pintadinha verde, DK: Grøn Dråbeastrild, SW: Grön droppastrild, NO: Grønnastrild,
FI: Vihertäpläpeippo, PL: Perlik, CZ: Vlockovník zelenohrbetý, HU: Dél-afrikai Köztársaság
Mandingoa nitidula nitidula
Mandingoa n. chubbi
Mandingoa n. virginiae
Mandingoa n. schlegeli
Origin subspecies M. n. schlegeli: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, D. R. Congo (Zaïre),Angola, Uganda, Tanzania.
Length: 11 cm
On the pictures: subspecies Mandingoa nitidula schlegeli
Food: Small seeds, especially grass seeds, constitute the staple diet. Furthermore they consume some insects. During the breeding season in particular, insects are indispensable for the rearing of the young.
Very friendly birds to keep in an aviary. Breeding them is not so easy. I did’nt have any breeding results. Nesting was not a problem, but again and again the male or the female was dieing. In my aviary the nest was building free on the groud, at a collega the nest was builded in a high hanging nestbox. He was succesful as you can see at the little pictures.