adult; blue head, underparts, and tail (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

Blue-capped Cordon-blue
Uraeginthus cyanocephalus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a beautiful blue-colored waxbill native to eastern Africa; this spcies often nest near a wasp nest, presumaby for the protection from predation that the latter provides.

frontal view; brown belly and undertail coverts; red bill (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

dorsal view; brown back and wings (Zoo; 2012-09-19)