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Black-faced Quailfinch

DE: Rebhuhnastrild, NL: Patrijsastrilde, FR: Astrild-caille à face noire, ES: Estrilda Codorniz Africano,
IT: Astro quaglia africano, PT: Estrilda codorniz, DK: Agerhønerastrild, SW: Vaktelastrild,
Vaktelastrild, FI: Töpöpeippo, PL: Trawinek zmienny, CZ: Astrild cernohrdlý, HU: Fürjasztrild

Ortygospiza atricollis

Ortygospiza atricollis atricollis
Ortygospiza a.ansorgei
Ortygospiza a. ugandae

Species with a white face are not more subspecies of O. atricollis; they are now classified as Ortygospiza fuscocrissa

Origin: Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya

Length: 10 cm.


Black-faced Quailfinch

Food: The food taken by quailfinches consists of seeds of grass and small seeds of other plants. Sometime they eatfallen fruits and small insects as well

The shown birds at the picture are young. The have to mould in adult plumage. They are typical ground dwellers who live in pairs or in small groups. They move about scurrying or running, as if in a hurry. When frightened they fly most vertical up, then land at some distance. I didn’t breeding them.