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Grey-headed Silverbill

DE: Perlhalsamadine, NL: Parelhalsamadine, FR: Capucin à tête grise,
ES: Capuchino de Cabeza Gris,  IT: Becco d’argento testagrigia,
PT: Capuchinho de cabeςa cinzenta, DK: Perlehalsamadine,  SW: Gråhuvad munia,
NO: Gråhodesølvnebb, FI: Huppuhopeanokka, PL: srebrnodziobek szaroglowy,
CZ: Amadina perlolící, HU: Szürkefejű apácapinty

Lonchura griseicapilla

No subspecies

Origin:  Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania

Length: 12 cm

Grey-headed Silverbill (male)

Grey-headed Silverbill (male)

Grey-headed Silverbill (female)

Grey-headed Silverbill (female)

Food: The main food are grass seeds. They also eat seeds of various herbs
Outside the breeding period they are always in the company of others of their own species. They search for food and water together and roost sitting side by side on a branch, cleaning each other’s feathers. They usually sleep together, either in a sleeping nest of their own making, or in an abandoned weaver nest. In the breeding period they prefer to be on their own.