BlueCappedCordonbleu

September 8, 2021 – Blue-capped Cordonbleu or Blue-capped Cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus cyanocephalus)

These waxbills are found in thorn savanna and scrub habitats in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Tanzania. Foraging on the ground, often in small, sometimes mixed-species flocks, they feed on seeds and small insects. They build dense ball-shaped nests with entrance holes on the sides from fine grasses, feathers, and other materials in thorny trees or bushes, where females lay clutches of four to six eggs. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.

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