Blue-capped Cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus cyanocephalus) - Wiki
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[Photo] Blue-capped Cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus cyanocephalus). Date: October 2007. Author: Rebecka71. URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:BlueCappedCordonBleuFinch.jpg
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The Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
is native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania in East Africa. This small finch
does fairly well in captivity given adequate conditions. However, breeding this finch
is said to be quite difficult.
The Blue-capped Cordon-bleu
inhabits subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry grassland, shrubland and desert. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 390,000 km².
is an omnivorous passerine, eating seeds and small insects. Most of this species do not exceed 3 inches in length and are quiet relative to other finch
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