Friday, July 09, 2010

Blue-capped Cordon-bleu

Blue-capped Cordon-bleu, Uraeginthus cyanocephalus. Just when you thought cordon-blue was a chicken dish, out comes this adorable little blue finch. Blue is not the most common color in the natural world so this little finch, in a wonderful baby blue, is all the more special. For the record, cyano is blue and cephalus is head; so, basically, this is a blue headed Uraeginthus finch. These are native to Eastern Africa where they live on seeds and insects.

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