- Estrilda poliopareia
- Reddish bill and rump
- Very fine barring on upperparts, sides of breast and flanks
- Pale eyes
Long grass beside water courses, marshes, swamps and lagoons; on sandbanks and in forests.
The diet includes mainly grass seeds
Its call is a tzzzt.
- 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.