Published: Sun, August 06, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

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Estrilda Troglodyte "or" Coral Peak culinegro. It is a passeriform, belonging to the family Estrildidae, an invasive species of African origin present at present in different regions of our country, in particular Galicia, Extremadura and Canarias and Andalusia, as in this case that the images correspond to the zone of the river Gadalfeo. 15/10/2015 Description: Bird of diminutive size and its peculiar morphology, length 11 cm and a wingspan of 13 cm, with small head, very short rounded wings and tail In black wedge underneath. The plumage of the adult male in all ages has a dull brown color in the upper zones and ocher in the lower ones, although both parts are thinly fringed in dark brown. It has a smooth throat, the lower part of the black tail and the central part of the red belly. In the face they emphasize its peak and a small antifaz, both of a red intense. The female, very similar to the male, is less striped in the chest, which is almost smooth; Also exhibits a faint red color in the mask and beak, and lacks red in the belly.

Habitat; Areas of marshy vegetation at the beginning of the settlement, but its adaptable nature allows it to later occupy other habitats, such as the Galician countryside, irrigated areas, fruit crops, and shrubs and trees rich in herbaceous plants.

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> Its natural range is in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is common except for deserts and jungles, and where 16 subspecies have been described.

Feeding Your diet, basically granivorous, is made up of herbaceous seeds, which are usually taken directly from plants or once dropped to the ground. It rarely consumes insects. Usually it is fed in groups of a few tens of copies, exceptionally hundreds, as do the sparrows.

Reproduction: This is a monogamous and territorial bird in breeding season, with a Reproductive period very dilated in Spain, because cases are known in all the months of the year. It makes several annuals, with between four and six eggs, white. The nest is a relatively large, hollow ball of dry grass, woven in disorder, and due to an inward side tunnel directed downward, resembles a pear; Is usually located between dense vegetation (shrubs, marsh vegetation, herbazales), less than half a meter high or above the ground. Sometimes there is a second false nest over the true nest where the male sleeps. After a brief incubation of 11-13 days

Guadalfeo River, Granada, Spain

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