The Red-cheeked Cordonbleu is a small species of finch that lives throughout much of central Africa. They feed mainly on seeds.
Red-cheeked Cordonbleus are named for the bright red patch of feathers found on the side of the male bird's face. Females have a similar overall plumage, but lack the red cheeks.
Because of their extreme beauty and easygoing nature, Red-cheeked Cordonbleus are popular in aviculture. The species has an extremely large wild range and has a conservation status of Least Concern as of December 2012.