AMARANTH BLUE SPOUT
Scientific name: Rubricata Lagonosticta
English name: Blu-billed Firefinch
This tight relative of the amaranth of the Senegal unfortunately very rarely imported in very present Italy while in the European breedings north. The elegant devout subspecies the polionota in which the colors are all devout intense ones.
Rubricata rubricata Lagonosticta: South of the Mozambique, leave east of the Transvaal and South Africa.
polionota: Guinea, south of the Evils, Ghana and Nigeria.
Length 10-11,5 cm; advanced parts comprised dark nape and head gray, under black tail and spout bluastro.
MAINTENANCE And FEEDING
Regarding the cousins of the less peasant Senegal and it needs than a careful acclimatization. It needs of one seed mixture of B type, alive verdura and mangime. Pu to be lodged in cages of 45 cm of length, but difficultly to reproduce themselves. In order to obtain of the reproduction it is necessary to lodge it in gabions at least 100 cm or one voliera where, if very attended to, it could try to riprodursi.
E' a not aggressive bird that pu to cohabit calmly with other species of astrildidi to exception of the other amaranths with which it engages furious arguments. In the same container, like for the amaranth of the Senegal, devout males with in the age of the reproduction cannot in order to coexist.
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Regarding the amaranth of
the Senegal of wild and schiva nature devout and therefore it
introduces difficolt in the reproduction.
The brooded one comprises of usual 3-4 eggs white women who the female broods for approximately 12 days. To schiusa the parents they need of one large quantit of prede lives in order to raise the small.
The small exit from the nest around to the 18 days of life and are independent after others three weeks.
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