National Geographic : 1953 Jan
© National Geograplhic Society 4 Though They're Not All of a Feather, Sociable Africans Flock Together Crowding out a friend is a Red-eared Waxbill (page 89). Next, a Melba Finch from tropical Africa shows the public its profile. Hooded Weaver Finches (next pair) were taken to Puerto Rico, supposedly with African slaves, and now are common there. Kodachromes by Paul A. Zahl + One of the Well-named Jewel Thrushes, a Chestnut-headed Pitta This handful of gems comes from southeast Asia. Pittas live in forests, bamboo groves, or bushland, pur suing insects, worms, and snails and emitting a loud double whistle. The nest, near the ground, is a ball with a side entrance.