(YOU GUYS I KEPT ACCIDENTALLY POSTING THINGS EARLY I’M SORRY)
Can you believe there are actually birds called “cordon-bleu”? This bleu* my mind in Africa. Where I come from, cordon-bleu refers to a complicated chicken dish where breast meat is wrapped around cheese and ham and then fried, and then baked.
The African cordon-bleus are a group of little waxbills that are…wait for it..blue! This red-cheeked variety was very common around camp.
In the same family as the cordon-bleus are the firefinches, which I also like!
These red-billed firefinches were super common in camp
Please note how thorny all the vegetation is haha
All the wild birds loved stealing chicken feathers from Matilda (the mango worm loving pain-in-the-butt resident camp chicken)