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Alternative Name: Blue-capped Cordonbleu

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



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


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

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


This is a monotypic species[1].


Lowland dry grassland, shrubland and desert.


The diet includes seeds and small insects.


  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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