DE: Angola-Schmetterlingsfink, NL: Angola blauwborstastrilde (Angola blauwfazantje),
FR: Cordonbleu de l’Angola, ES: Cordón Azul Común, IT: Cordon blu, PT: Azulinho pardo,
DK: Angolasommerfuglefinke, SW: Angolafjärilsfink, NO: Blåastrild, FI: Sinipeippo,
PL: Motylik sawannowy, CZ: Motýlek angolský, HU: Angolai pillangópinty
Uraeginthus angolensis angolensis
Uraeginthus a. cyanopleuris
Uraeginthus a. natalensis
Uraeginthus a. niasensis
Origin: Angola, Zambia, D.R. Congo (Zaire), South-Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique
Length: 12 cm.
Food: Grass seeds are their staple diet. However, they are not choosy and also eat millet and other seeds. Sometimes they also eat ripe fruits. Insects, usually termites¸ complete the menu, especially in the dry season when there is very little else to find. They often even venture into village centres, scratching around for edibles.
They usually fly rather low, from shrub to shrub, often in pairs or in a family group, sometimes in larger flocks.