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Anambra Waxbill - BirdForum Opus

Estrilda poliopareia

Identification

12 cm

  • Dun-coloured
  • Reddish bill and rump
  • Very fine barring on upperparts, sides of breast and flanks
  • Pale eyes

Distribution

Western Africa: found in Southern Nigeria (Niger River delta to Benin border)

Taxonomy

Monotypic[1]

It is considered a subspecies of Fawn-breasted Waxbill by some authors[2]

Habitat

Long grass beside water courses, marshes, swamps and lagoons; on sandbanks and in forests.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes mainly grass seeds

Vocalisation

Its call is a tzzzt.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

External Links

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