DE: Auroraastrild, NL: Aurora-astrilde, FR: Beaumarquet aurore, ES: Pinzón Aurora,
IT: Astro aurora, PT: Pitília de asas vermelhas, DK: Auroraastrild, SW: Auroraastrild,
NO: Auroraastrild, FI: Punasiipipeippo, PL: Melba czerwonoskrzydla, CZ: Astrild rudokrídlý,
HU: Auróraasztrild, TR: Kızıl kanatlı Melba ispinozu
Pytilia phoenicoptera phoenicoptera
Pytilia p. emini
Origin: Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Chad, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Camerun, Centr. Afr. Rep (Zaire), Sudan, Uganda
Length: 12 cm.
Food: The birds mainly feed on seeds, especially grass seeds and seeds from plants, which they found on the ground. Somtimes the catch small amounts of insects, mostly termites. The young are fed predominantly with insects during the first 2 weeks
I have paired 2 males with 2 females of the Red-faced Pytilia. Both species live partly in the same area. The mix form of this birds also live in their area. This birds are called Red winged/Red faced Pytilia.