The Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus is native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania in East Africa. This small finch does fairly well in captivity given adequate conditions. However, breeding this finch is said to be quite difficult.
The Blue-capped Cordon-bleu inhabits subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry grassland, shrubland and desert. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 390,000 kmē.
The finch is an omnivorous passerine, eating seeds and small insects. Most of this species do not exceed 3 inches in length and are quiet relative to other finches.