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Alternative name: Blue-billed Firefinch
This is a small, wary but brightly coloured ground-feeding bird. It is also known as the Blue-billed Firefinch because of its bill colour.
Africa south of the Sahara
Subspecies (Fry et al, 2004):
Bush and tall grass. Thickets in thornveld, riverine scrub, forest edges and suburbia. In more moist habitats than most firefinches.
Feeds on small seeds and small insects on the ground.
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