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Blue Waxbill - Beautiful Beauty A Blue Waxbill male poses for a photograph - the female has a slightly duller, more faded blue plumage.  Blue Waxbill,Geotagged,Namibia,Uraeginthus angolensis,beautiful,blue,colorful,cute,detail,fine,petite,small Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Blue Waxbill - Beautiful Beauty

A Blue Waxbill male poses for a photograph - the female has a slightly duller, more faded blue plumage.

    comments (3)

  1. Amazing that you got this close to them, I love these colorful little jumpers. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks. Yes, again I had a bit of blind luck as he landed right in front of me when I had a camera ready. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Love this little colorful birdies.
    Very nice close shot with great details.
    Posted 3 years ago

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The Blue Waxbill , also called Blue-breasted Cordon-bleu, is a common species of estrildid finch found in Southern Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 3,600,000 km².

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Jan 4, 2015. Captured Apr 26, 2013 12:51 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/5.6
  • 1/664s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm