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Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu Finch - Caged Bird African Uraeginthus Bengalus Bird

Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu Finch Caged Bird African

Notable traits of the Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu Finch Bird: Caged Bird African (Uraeginthus Bengalus)
Availability: For sale! Interested?
Price: $85.00 (sold individually)
Latin Name: Uraeginthus Bengalus
Common Name: Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu Finch
Description: Male Face, throat, breast and flanks light bright blue. Rump and upper tail coverts a slightly duller blue. A large patch of dark crimson on the cheeks involving most of the ear coverts. Central tail feathers a dark greenish or greyish blue. Top of the head and the rest of the upper parts a slightly reddish dark brown. Centre of lower breast and under tail coverts pinkish buff. Bill pink or reddish with a black tip. Legs and feet pale brown.<br />
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Hen A little paler than the cock with no red cheek.<br />
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Uraeginthus bengalus
Length: 4.5 inches
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Diet: Seed, fruit,veggies and incects
Notes: In the wild, nests often in thorn bushes. Nest is roundish, quite small with a side entrance and built of grass stems. In captivity will use wicker baskets lined with grass or coconut fibre and some feathers.
The clutch is usually three to six eggs and incubation usually starts with the third egg. Sexes take turns with incubation which lasts around 11 days and young fledge at 17 to 19 days.

Courtship display The cock bird will hold a piece of grass in the beak and bob up and down. As he rises he throws his head backwards. The head feathers are often raised to give the head a triangular appearance.
Age of Maturity: 1
Average Clutch Size: 3-6
Habitat: Inhabits thorn scrub savanna dry woodland cultivated areas with bushes or shrubs gardens villages an
References: SeedToyEggfood
Store Location: St. Clements, Ontario; Canada
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