Birdy Cordon-bleu

(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.

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so cute!
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In the same family as the cordon-bleus are the firefinches, which I also like!
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These red-billed firefinches were super common in camp
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Please note how thorny all the vegetation is haha
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All the wild birds loved stealing chicken feathers from Matilda (the mango worm loving pain-in-the-butt resident camp chicken)
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Soooo handsome

*Pun intended

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