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Blue-Capped Cordon Bleu

Uraeginthus cyanocephalus


  • Africa


  • Grasslands


  • Seeds
  • Small insects

Blue caps on the heads are only present on the males of this species with the females having the brown of their wings extending up over their heads.

They feed on seeds and small insects since most adults are no larger than three inches in length. Unlike most bird species both the male and female will sing and dance. While courting, the male will hold nesting material in his mouth as he dances for his mate.

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