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Red-headed Finch

DE: Rotkopfamadine, NL: Roodkopamadine, FR: Amadine à tête rouge,
ES: Capuchino de Cabeza Roja,  IT: Amadina testarossa, PT: Estrilda de cabeça vermelha,
DK: Rødhovedet Amadine, SW: Rödhuvad amadin,  NO: Rødhodeamadin,
FI: Suomuviiltopeippo, PL: Amadyna czerwonoglowa, CZ: Amadina cervenohlavá,
HU: Vörösfejű amandina, TR: Kırmızı başlı ispinoz

Amadina erythrocephala

Amadina erythrocephala erythrocephala
Amadina e. dissita

Origin: Angola, Zimbabwe, South-Africa, Botswana en Namibia

Length: 13 cm

Red-headed Finch (male)

Red-headed Finch (male)

Red-headed Finch (female)

Red-headed Finch (female)

Food: Their principal food are seeds of grasses; they also sometimes eat insects, mainly termites.
The Red-headed Finch occurs on the savannahs, along the edges of the desert and on dry steppes with thorny bushes. It goes without saying that there must be water nearby. They are also found on cultivated fields, where they feed on the crops of the local farmers.