Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Waxbills and Allies :: Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Red-cheeked Blue Waxbill, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Saly, Senegal - Feb 20, 2004 © Alain Fossť  Kenya - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Tanzania - Sep, 1999 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Ethiopia - Feb, 2008 © Nancy Bell  Senegambia Hotel, The Gambia - Nov, 1999 © Ian Esland 
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(1) W., nc. and e. Africa. Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, s. Chad, Central African Republic, s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, nw. and sw. Somalia, s. Zaire, e. Angola, w. Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi,
(2) Kenya.
(3) E. Kenya and Tanzania.
(4) N. and w. Tanzania.
(5) S. Zaire and n. Zambia.
Introduced to the Hawaiian Is. (Oahu, Hawaii).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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