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; So. Africa (@nd row, 2-20), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst; at Lake Manyara (3rd row left, 7-06); Morogoro (3rd row right, 4-03), Hwange NP (Zimbabwe, 5th 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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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-20 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Hanna Nyman, Paul Oliver, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 5-23-20