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Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu

Uraeginthus bengalus

Description:

The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu is 12 centimetres (4.7 in) in length. The adult male has uniformly brown upperparts, pale blue breast, flanks and tail and a yellow belly. There is a red patch on each cheek. Females are similar but duller, and lack the cheek spot. Immature birds are like the female, but with blue restricted to the face and throat.

Habitat:

this is very typical Bird, of subharian Africa, but they are many in east africa !


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18 Comments

Saber
Saber 7 years ago

Thank you!! Patty :)

patty
patty 7 years ago

These birds are so cute =)! Great spotting and picture

Roxanne
Roxanne 7 years ago

Welcome. :)

Saber
Saber 7 years ago

Thank You ...:) !

Roxanne
Roxanne 7 years ago

So pretty!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Amazing pose.

Saber
Saber 7 years ago

It's ok ...! :)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

so beautiful! you can add this to the new "color blue" mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8382...

Saber
Saber 7 years ago

I will do now , Carolina :) !

Carolina
Carolina 7 years ago

Saber, it would be great if you could share some information with us; like a little description of these birds, their habitat, how did you find it, etc. :)

Carolina
Carolina 7 years ago

Omg they are extremely beautiful! Wonderful colors!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Very sweet!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

wow , definetly a beauty

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Interesting coloring! Good spotting!

Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

Cordon Bleu?? That was something to eat for me!!! Great shot...and I learnt something new

Saber
Saber 8 years ago

Thank you ! : -)

rainbow35fw
rainbow35fw 8 years ago

Beautiful birds! Nice shot!

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 8 years ago

Sweet!

Tanzania

Lat: -7.17, Long: 37.57

Spotted on Apr 3, 2011
Submitted on Apr 3, 2011

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