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