The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus bengalus) is a small, 5" (13cm) bird, seen in various parts of Kenya, below 2,300 metres. They are members of the Waxbill family.
Males feature the red spot on each cheek, which is absent in females. Females also have no blue on the face.
Usually seen in pairs or small groups, they are seed eaters, feeding on the ground or hanging from tall grasses in bushy and wooded areas.

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:bird, cordon-bleu, female, kenya, male, red-cheeked cordon-bleu, waxbill, wildlife

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu ~ Female, Eating Grass Seeds

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu ~ Female, Eating Grass Seeds

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu ~ Male, Eating Grass Seed

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu ~ Male, Eating Grass Seed