Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu

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Common Name: Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu

Scientific Name: Uraeginthus bengalus

Size: 5 inches (13cm)

Habitat: Africa; Cape Verde Island, Southern Mautitania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Southern Mali, Northern Burkina Faso, Northern Ghana, Southern Niger, Northern Nigeria, Northern Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Southern Chad, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Southeastern Congo Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Eastern Angola, Northwestern Zambia and Northern Mozambique. Lives in dry savannah and woodland thickets

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: unknown. The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common over much of its range.

Diet: Seed and insects.

Breeding: Nests are large domed grass structures with a side entrance; generally found in a tree or bush. 4-5 eggs are laid.

Cool facts: Feeds on the ground in small flocks. Often tamed as pets and commonly found in urban areas.

Found in Songbird ReMix Africa

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