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Blue-capped Cordon-bleu - BirdForum Opus

(Redirected from Uraeginthus cyanocephalus)

Alternative Name: Blue-capped Cordonbleu

Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
Male
Photo by Volker Sthamer
Lake Manyara, Tanzania, September-2017

Identification

10-12cm

  • Fawn wings, underbelly and back
  • Sky blue head, body and longish pointed tail
  • Pink bill
  • Dark iris

Distribution

Africa:
Eastern Africa: extreme south-eastern South Sudan, south-eastern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, Kenya, northern Tanzania
Southern Africa: Namibia

Female
Photo by Volker Sthamer
Lake Manyara, Tanzania, September-2017

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Lowland dry grassland, shrubland and desert.

Behaviour

The diet includes seeds and small insects.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. AvianWeb

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