Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Uraeginthus bengalus

We first recorded this species in September 2011 while staying at El Karama Lodge near Nanyuki, Kenya. Being used to seeing blue waxbills in southern africa, it was exciting to see a red-cheeked variety of this cute, little bird.

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu / Aberdares Hotel, Kenya / 11 September 2011 Red-cheeked Cordonbleau / Near Benoue National Park, Cameroon / January 2017 Red-cheeked Cordonbleu / El Karama, Nanyuki, Kenya / 09 September 2011