BLUE-CAPPED WAXBILL (URAEGINTHUS CYANCEPHALUS), SKOKIE, ILLINOIS, DECEMBER 10, 2011
Sigma 17-70 DC at 70mm
1/200 sec. f7.1
Another exotic African bird found in the Alden rehab center's aviary, this one is also known as a subspecies of the Cordon Bleu waxbill. It's popular among breeders but takes some work to keep reproductively happy, since it likes termites more than any other food. And you know what happens when termites get loose in the house.