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Published: 13 Oct 2017

Gewone Blou Sysie/Blue Waxbill

Die Gewone Blousysie is ‘n opvallende klein (lengte 12–13 cm) voëltjie wat tydens die broeiseisoen in pare beweeg, andersins in groterige swerms (40 of selfs meer individue). Wei meestal op die grond maar kan ook insekte tydens vlug vang.  Muisgrys bodele en kop, met kenmerkende poeierblou onderdele en laer deel van gesig. Bekkie wissel tussen pienk en ligblou, bene en pote ligbruin.

The blue waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis), also called Southern blue waxbillblue-breasted waxbillSouthern cordon-bleublue-cheeked cordon-bleublue-breasted cordon-bleu and Angola cordon-bleu, is a common species of estrildid finch found in Southern Africa.[3] It is also relatively commonly kept as an aviary bird.  The blue waxbill has powder-blue face, breast, rump, and flanks with pale brown upperparts. The female is paler than the male and the blue is confined to the rump, tail, head, and upper breast, with the rest of the underparts being buffy brown. They measure 12–13 cm in length.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

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