DESCRIPTION OF BIRD:
The underside is brownish gray; with sky blue cheeks, throat sides, breast, and upper tail. They have a pink beak
with a black tip. They are excellent for aviaries because of their liveliness.
HOW TO TELL MALE FROM FEMALE:
The female has a light blue face with the blue extending just over the beak.
The Blue Cap is from south through eastern Africa to Katanga and Zambia.
WHEN IS THE BIRD IN COLOR:
The Blue Cap waxbill is always in color.
They breed all year, but it is best to allow only two broods, during May to September. They build oven-shaped nests of
fine grasses and feathers, but also accept half-open nest boxes. Both sexes incubate, for approximately 13 days.
They will feed on live food, especially aphids, ant eggs, and spiders.
Blue Cap Waxbill
Oak Creek Aviaries
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