Males have vibrant red heads and chests while the females are duller. The resemblance to the cut-throat finch is unmistakable.
Habitat and Distribution
It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Often seen in small flocks on dry savannahs, the red-headed finch is a ground feeder which feeds companionably with other species and often visits waterholes.
Calls and Songs
It has a distinctive double-noted chuck-chuck call.[