Scientific name: Lagonosticta senegala
English name: Red-billed Firefinch

E' one of the devout diffuse and imports representatives to you of the family of the astrildidi. The adult male with its red livery represents a small winged jewel that does not disfigure of forehead to blasonati very devout relatives.


Islands of Green Head, Senegal and Gambia until the Mountain range Lion, Liberia, south of the Evils, leave northern of the Ghana and the Nigeria, Cameroun.
Its areale of spread much immense one and comprises the May leaves of sub-Saharan Africa where easy avvistabile in the vicinities of the human takeovers. Not difficult to sight it or to discover its nests in the garden of the periphery of the great citt Africans.


E' a long bird around to 11 cm. The nearly entire red male mattone to exclusion of the ventre that of color tawny - clearly, while the entire tawny female to exclusion of the ocular zone and the codione that are red. Both seies introduce of the small bullets white men in the lateral zone right under the wings and circle to perioculare yellow. The young males identifiable from piume rossastre are enough prematurely distributed in several parts of the body.


E' uccelletto enough peasant that very adapted to the life in cage. 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 to reproduce themselves with difficolt. If lodged in one cage at least 100 cm or in one voliera to reproduce itself ready.


E' a not aggressive bird that pu to cohabit calmly with other species of astrildidi. In the same container devout males with in the age of the reproduction cannot in order to coexist.


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Times acclimatized a brace are reproduced enough easy. The nest constituted from a globular structure that comes constructed indifferently is in one cassettina to open facade that in a closed basket.
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. Personally I have raised "in amaranth purity" various exemplary and every small needed giornalmente, for the first 10 days, of approximately 25 tarme of the flour In absence case to eat alive the female scaraventa the small outside of the nest. For this reason it convene to entrust eggs to a reliable brace of hen-sparrows of Japan preventively accustomed to feed itself of a pastoncino highly proteico.
The small exit from the nest around to the 18 days of life and are independent after others three weeks.


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