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Red-faced Crimson-wing Finch


Species group:
 Other Finches

Other name(s): Nyasa Crimson-wing Finch;
Mountain Finch; Red-faced Crimsonwing

Scientific name: Cryptospiza reichenovii

Appearance

Details: The Red-faced Crimson-wing Finch is a “wow” species for the expert, mostly because it's rare in captivity and needs to be bred more often before it can be considered secure in aviculture. The adult male is a spectacular bird with a vivid red eye patch on a plain olive face, as well as bright red splashes of color on the wings, back, and rump. The adult female is easy to pick out, with her duller yellow eye patch.
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