red cheeked cordon bleu

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The red-cheeked cordon-bleu or red-cheeked cordonbleu (Uraeginthus bengalus) is a small passerine bird. This estrildid finch is a resident breeding bird in drier regions of tropical Sub-Saharan Africa.The adult male has uniformly brown upperparts, pale blue breast, flanks and tail and a yellow belly. There is a red patch on each cheek, but this can rarely appear orange or even yellow. Females are similar but duller, and lack the cheek spot) female in middle picture). Immature birds are like the female, but with blue restricted to the face and throat.

Cordonbleu à joues rouges - mâle / Red-cheeked cordon-bleu - male.

Uraeginthus bengalus (Linnaeus, 1766) :
- Cordon-bleu - Cordonbleu à joues rouges ;
- Red-cheeked cordon-bleu - Red-cheeked cordonbleu… ;
- Azulito carirrojo - Azulito de Senegal - Cordón azul de mejillas rojas ;
- Cordon blu ;
- Peito-celeste-de-face-carmesim ;
- Schmetterlingsfink - Schmetterlingsastrild ;
- Blauwfazantje ;
- Motylik krasnouchy ;
- Красноухий астрильд ;
- Motýlek rudouchý ;
- Rödkindad fjärilsfink ;
- セイキチョウ ;
- 红颊蓝饰雀

Ordre : Passériformes - Passeriformes /
Famille : Estrilidés - Estrilidae /
Genre : Uraeginthus /
Espèce : bengalus - Sous-espèces : +5 .

D'après Alan P. Peterson, il en existe 5 sous-espèces :
        - Uraeginthus bengalus bengalus (Linnaeus) 1766 ;
        - Uraeginthus bengalus brunneigularis Mearns 1911 ;
        - Uraeginthus bengalus katangae Vincent 1934 ;
        - Uraeginthus bengalus littoralis Someren 1922 ;
        - Uraeginthus bengalus ugogensis Reichenow 1911.

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