Red-cheeked Cordonbleu: Native to Africa. Upperparts are light brown, underparts are buff, face is blue with large red cheeks and narrow white eyering. Flanks, breast, and tail are blue. Reddish bill. Legs, feet yellow-brown. Undulating flight,alternates periods of flapping and gliding.
Range and Habitat
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu: Introduced to Hawaii. Native to tropical, sub-Saharan Africa. Found in dry grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub, and savanna habitats.
The Red-cheeked Cordonbleu was first described in 1766 by Carolus Linnaeus.
The Red-cheeked Cordonbleu has a large range that is estimated globally at 7,700,000 square kilometers. It is primarily found in Africa and the United States. This bird prefers Savanna and Grassland ecological systems that are dry in nature and can live on arable land or pastureland, or in rural gardens. The population of the bird has not been fully determined but the species is common in many of its native areas. The Red-cheeked Cordonbleu does not currently meet the criteria for the IUCN Red List and has an evaluation level of Least Concern.