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Orange-cheeked Waxbill

Orange-cheeked Waxbill
life expectancy:4 years
scientific name:Estrilda melpoda
distribution:Western and central Africa
family:Estrildidae
dimensions:0 to 10 cm
compatibility: goodsinging ability: good
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History [ edit ]

Orange-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda) is a waxbill bird, native from the western and central tropical Africa. In the wild these small birds live in small flocks, except in the mating season, and can be found in grassland areas close to water. They are common in their natural habitat and have been introduced successfully in the American continent, though Puerto Rico.
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Temperament [ edit ]

The Orange-cheeked Waxbills are timid birds that like to hide, so don´t count on them when you want to show off your new bird to your friends. Some may become tamer overtime. You can more easily watch him flying around with acrobatic moves, since they are quite energetic. They are also agile climbers.

Very sociable birds, they get along with other species, except while breeding, when they can become mor