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DESCRIPTION OF BIRD:  
They are mainly mouse-brown with a light gray crown and whitish under parts.  The rump is orange-red; the tail black,
cheeks orange; eyes brown, beak red; and legs pinkish.

HOW TO TELL MALE FROM FEMALE:  
The cheeks of the hen are often smaller and she is duller colored.  Only the male carries a tune.

ORIGIN:
The orange-cheek waxbill originates from west and central Africa.

BREEDING:
They will usually construct their nests about 1.5 meters from the ground.  The hen lays 3-4 eggs with incubation of
11-12 days.  Both parents sit on the eggs and feed the young.  Young leave the nest after two weeks.

DIET:
They eat seeds, insects and egg food.
Orange Cheek Waxbill
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