Disposition Peaceful, quiet, defensive of their nest. Physical descriptions In general, the cordon bleu has brown feathering above, blue feathering on the face, breast, flanks, and tail, and buff under parts; the beak is a deep pink. Red-cheeked: the blue feathering does not extend to the top of the head; the cock sports red patches over his ears. The cheek patches may vary in size from male to male. Mutations include: Yellow where the male's red cheek patch becomes more straw or yellow in color, White where the bird is entirely white but the red cheek patch is retained in males, Pied with splashes of white feathers, and Cinnamon where the bird becomes muted and paler overall.
Blue-breasted Cordon Bleu
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There are three main varieties of cordon blue finches - the red cheeked cordon bleu Uraeginthus bengalus , the blue breasted cordon bleu Uraeginthus angolensis , and the blue capped cordon bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephala. All three species are commonly referred to as waxbills. Photos of each species follow below:. As you can see in the photos all three species of cordon bleus are brightly colored birds. In fact, the cordon bleu finches or waxbills are among the prettiest of all of the finch species. The males of all of the cordon bleu finches are more brightly colored than the females. For example, in the red cheeked cordon bleu, the female is missing the red cheek patches.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
The bleu waxbill or cordon bleu waxbill is a genus of small finches native to Africa. With three recognized species, including the blue-capped cordon bleu waxbill Uraeginthus cyanocephala , the blue-breasted cordon bleu waxbill Uraeginthus angolensis , and the red-cheeked cordon bleu waxbill Uraeginthus bengalus , the female finches of all these species have striking similarity with each other. The cocks have more extensive blue feathering, more intense and brighter than the hens. Unlike the red-cheeked and blue-breasted species, the blue-capped waxbills do not have any recognized subspecies. Characterized by melodious calls and striking coloration, cordon bleus are a common choice of pets for bird lovers.
The powder-blue face, breast and flanks are diagnostic. Female is dowdier than male but also shows blue underparts. Call is a soft 'seee-seee', often repeated as bird flits through the lower parts of bush and scrub.