Southern Cordonbleu (Blue Waxbill)
Uraeginthus angolensis
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The male and female southern cordonbleu are similar. The female has a blue cheek which helps distinguish it from the female red-cheeked cordonbleu which has a pale brown cheek in the area of overlap. These photos were taken in Bagamoyo (upper, 11-14), courtesy of Hanna Nyman; at Lake Manyara (2nd row left, 7-06); Morogoro (2nd row right, 4-03), Hwange NP (Zimbabwe, 4th row 4-11) and the Ruvuma River (5-09). Click the photo above to see enlargements including more nest-building photos.
 
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copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Hanna Nyman, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 4-17-16