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Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu

DE: Schmetterlingsfink, NL: Blauwborstastrilde (Blauwfazantje), FR: Cordonbleu à joues rouges,
ES: Cordón Azul de Mejillas Rojas, IT: Cordon blu guancerosse,
PT: Azulinho de bochechas vermelhas,  DK: Sommerfuglefinke, SW: Rödkindad fjärilsfink,
NO: Rødkinnastrild,  FI: Punaposkipeippo,  PL: motylik krasnouchy,  CZ: Motýlek rudouchý,
HU: Pillangópinty, TR: Küçük mavi kırmızı yanaklı mumgaga

Uraeginthus bengalus

Uraeginthus bengalus bengalus
Uraeginthus b. brunneigularis
Uraeginthus b. katangae
Uraeginthus b. littoralis
Uraeginthus  b. ugogoensis

Origin: Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Mali, Ghana, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda. Kenya, Tanzania, D.R. Congo (Zaire), Zambia

Length: 12 cm.

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu (male)

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu (male)

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu (female)

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu (female)

Food: Grass seeds are they staple diet, but they also eat millet and other seeds; sometimes also ripe fruits. Insects, usually termites, complete the menu, especially in the dry season when there is not much else to be found. They often search for food in villages and on fields.

These birds usually fly rather low, from bush to bush. They normally move about in pairs or in family groups, sometimes in larger groups.

Almost born

Red cheeked Cordon bleus, almost born

Three young ones (four weeks)

Red cheeked Cordonbleus – 3 young ones (four weeks)

Parents

Red-cheeked Cordon Bleus – Parents